- Q Can pregnancy cause goiter?
In some women, goiters are affected by their menstrual cycles. Having been pregnant increases your risk of developing a goiter. Women are also more likely to develop goiters after menopause. Full Answer
- Q How does thyroid hormone affect metabolism?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyYou can think of how thyroid hormones affect your metabolism a little bit like your utility bill. From neighbor to neighbor, no two utility bills are alike. Some people keep their air conditioning (AC) at 76; some keep it at 68. Some take... Full Answer
- Q What causes secondary adrenal insufficiency?
Secondary adrenal insufficiency can be traced to a lack of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). Without ACTH to stimulate the adrenal glands, the adrenals' production of cortisol drops. Aldosterone production is not usually affected. A temporary form of... Full Answer
- Q What are endocrine system diseases?
Endocrine system diseases are diseases that affect one or more glands of the endocrine system. The endocrine glands produce hormones and release them into the blood. They include the pituitary gland, parathyroid and thyroid glands, adrenal glands,... Full Answer
- Q What is the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone?
Dr. Craig Primack, Bariatric MedicineBariatric medicine specialist Dr. Craig Primack explains what human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone is. Watch Dr. Primack's video for information on obesity, bariatrics and weight loss. Full Answer