Endocrine Glands

Definition of Endocrine Glands:

A set of hormone-producing glands including the pituitary, hypothalamus, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus and adrenal glands, as well as the pancreas, ovaries and testes.

Also: Endocrine Gland, Endocrine System

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Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...Auto-immune Addison's disease, the most common type, can be associated with other auto-immune diseases that similarly affect other endocrine glands.  The most common one is the thyroid...”

Calming / Stretching Exercises

...as a treatment
“...The many claimed physical benefits of yoga include ... stimulation of the glands of the endocrine system...”
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Central Nervous System

...related topic
“...More broadly, this can even include the neurotransmitting hormones instigated by the CNS that control the chemical nervous system, the endocrine glands.”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“A study of 132 pairs of twins (264 subjects) showed that smoking can have negative effects on the endocrine system, causing a 3- to 5-fold increase in the risk of all types of thyroid disease...”
...relationship to Hyperthyroidism
“A study of 132 pairs of twins (264 subjects) showed that smoking can have negative effects on the endocrine system, causing a 3- to 5-fold increase in the risk of all types of thyroid disease...”

Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism

...the condition
“...Rarely, however, some individuals have special causes of Cushing's syndrome due to an inherited tendency to develop tumors of one or more endocrine glands.  In Primary Pigmented Micronodular Adrenal Disease, children or young adults develop small cortisol-producing tumors of the adrenal glands...”
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“...These tests could include dexamethasone suppression test, CRH stimulation test, direct visualization of the endocrine glands (radiologic imaging), petrosal sinus sampling and the dexamethasone-CRH test.”

Gland

...related topic
“...Ductless glands – part of the endocrine system – secrete special chemicals (hormones) directly into the blood.”

Hormonal Birth Control

...related topic
“Birth control methods that act on the endocrine system through steroid hormones (estrogens and progestins), usually in the form birth control pills or injections.”
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Hormone Imbalance

...the condition
“...When the body's endocrine glands produce too much or too little of a specific hormone, or group of hormones, these ratio(s) can change...”

Hypothalamus

...related topic
“...It is important for longevity and coordinates the entire endocrine system, especially in connection with the pituitary...”

Hypothalamus / Pituitary / Pineal Dysfunction

...the condition
“The endocrine system is an intricate "feedback" system, in which hormones release or suppress other hormones, controlling the way the body works...”

Hypothyroidism

...the condition
“...Tertiary hypothyroidism: Results from a malfunction of the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls the endocrine system.  The thyroid gland is located at the lower front of the neck and produces and stores hormones that are essential for the function of every cell in the body...”

Pituitary

...related topic
“...Weighing less than one gram, the pituitary gland is often called the "master gland" since it controls the secretion of hormones by other endocrine glands.  It regulates many body activities, and is partitioned into front and back lobes...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...the condition
“...Energy conservation may lead to muscle loss and a slow down of the endocrine system due to the body's attempts to protect its fat stores for use in the future...”

Schisandra Berry

...as a treatment
“...Schisandra is included in every classic text on Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been used to support a healthy functioning endocrine system, digestive system, and to support normal liver function as well as a convalescent tonic herb when the kidney system is involved...”

Test Immune System Function

...as a treatment
“...The immune system works closely with the central nervous system, the endocrine system and the liver to maintain homeostasis...”
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