Hormonal disorders and its bad effects

Hormonal disorders occur when the glands in the endocrine system are disrupted and cause an increase or decrease in hormone production. This condition is very dangerous because hormones have a very important role for the human body. Including controlling metabolic processes, as well as maintaining the balance of body functions.

If you have a hormonal disorder, you have the potential to experience a number of diseases. Diseases that may be caused vary widely, depending on which hormones or glands are affected. For example, if the adrenal gland is disturbed, you may experience problems with blood pressure, metabolism, and kidney function.

Possible Diseases

Here are some common types of diseases caused by hormonal disorders:

    Cushing's syndrome
    This condition occurs because the pituitary gland produces excess hormones. As a result, the adrenal glands become overactive. This condition can also occur the consumption of high-dose corticosteroid drugs, especially in children.

    Hypopituitarism
    This condition occurs when the pituitary gland is unable to produce hormones adequately. When the pituitary gland is unable to release enough hormones, the sufferer will experience hormone deficiency. Hypopituitarism that occurs can trigger other conditions, such as the cessation of menstruation in women.

    Addison's disease
    Addison's disease is caused by a decrease in the hormones produced by the adrenal glands. This condition is characterized by the appearance of some symptoms, such as fatigue, dehydration, skin discoloration, and stomach pain.

    PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
    This condition occurs when ovarian function is impaired and causes the female hormones to become unbalanced. PCOS is one of the factors causing infertility in women.

    Gigantism
    This condition occurs when in childhood, the body produces excessive growth hormone. Impact, children who suffer from gigantism have height and weight above average.

    Hyperthyroidism
    Hyperthyroidism occurs when thyroid hormone levels in the body are very high. Disorders of this hormone will cause metabolic disorders of the body. Hyperthyroidism is more common in women.

    Hypothyroidism
    Hypothyroidism is a condition when the thyroid gland is disturbed and can not produce enough hormones. Hypothyroidism causes the body's metabolism process will be slower, so the energy produced by the body will be reduced.

There are still a variety of diseases and other conditions associated with the occurrence of hormonal disorders in the body, so it needs a series of thorough examination to be able to find the underlying diseases of the emergence of these hormonal disorders.

Detecting Hormone Disorders

To detect hormonal disturbances doctors will perform a series of diagnostic efforts in the form of a personal history of patient and family complaints, which can then proceed with a physical examination, and investigations such as blood tests or urine tests. Scan tests such as X-rays or CT Scans may also be done to see if hormonal disturbances are caused due to special causes such as tumors.

If diagnosed with hormonal and endocrine disorders, your doctor may recommend that you consult with a disease specialist in an endocrinologist. The types of treatment for hormone disorders vary, depending on the illness and the symptoms you are experiencing.

Do not underestimate the hormonal disorder that occurs. If you have symptoms of hormonal disorders, you should immediately consult a doctor for proper handling.