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An endocrinologist’s perspective: chronic fatigue syndrome

An endocrinologist’s perspective: chronic fatigue syndrome

Loss of strength, weakness, lethargy, rapid fatigability, powerlessness, “woke up and already tired”, drowsiness, “I do not feel rested after a full sleep”, decreased concentration, memory impairment, etc. A significant proportion of people who seek advice from an endocrinologist or doctors of other specialties experience these or similar symptoms. The latter are not specific, since they can be with a number of diseases and painful conditions. Let’s figure out which common endocrine diseases can cause symptoms of chronic fatigue. With…

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Why is thyroid disease dangerous?

Why is thyroid disease dangerous?

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that produces hormones that affect the metabolic processes of the human body. For example, some of these hormones (triiodothyronine and thyroxine) are responsible for the growth of organs and tissues, while the other, calcitonin, ensures the exchange of calcium in the bone apparatus. What threatens the health of men, women and what does thyroid disease entail? The thyroid gland, with its unstable work, is really capable of giving us a lot of trouble….

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AUTOIMMUNE THYROIDITIS DISEASE SYMPTOMS:

AUTOIMMUNE THYROIDITIS DISEASE SYMPTOMS:

persistent or recurrent depression; memory impairment; indifference to everything; not being able to concentrate attention; tiredness, weakness, drowsiness; the increase led with loss of appetite; slow heartbeat; chilliness in the limbs; decreased physical activity; inhibition of reactions; decreased libido; deterioration of hair, skin and nails; failure of the menstrual cycle. Make an appointment with a doctor How to treat? COMPLICATIONS OF THE DISEASE: atherosclerosis; dementia; infertility, problems with bearing a fetus, miscarriages; congenital hypothyroidism in children; myxedema; prolonged depression. The…

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Thyroid nodules

Thyroid nodules

What is a thyroid nodule? A nodule (in the medical term – a nodule of the thyroid gland) is an area of altered thyroid tissue that is detected by palpation (by feeling), ultrasound or other methods of examining the thyroid gland. Nodules are different in size (even the size of a hen’s egg), in consistency (either dense or soft). They can be painful and painless (the latter is more common). Also, nodes with signs of malignancy are distinguished. All this…

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Autoimmune alopecia

Autoimmune alopecia

The structure and appearance of hair is highly dependent on genetics and care. However, there are situations when problems arise due to violations in the work of internal organs. In such cases, it is impossible to completely restore the beauty of the hair with standard cosmetic procedures. A disease such as autoimmune alopecia is accompanied by suppression of the hair root system at the cellular level. Often the problem lies in the violation of the body’s defenses: antibodies are produced…

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Calcitonin – transcript of analyzes

Calcitonin – transcript of analyzes

Calcitonin is a peptide hormone secreted by thyroid C-cells. C-cells are laid even in the prenatal period, and in the adult population, the production of calcitonin is practically their only function. Normally, calcitonin is an antagonist of the parathyroid hormone of the parathyroid glands, although it does not have such a significant effect on calcium metabolism in the body as parathyroid hormone – a decrease in the level of calcitonin after resection of the thyroid gland or its increase in…

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Atypical endometrial hyperplasia

Atypical endometrial hyperplasia

Currently, it is believed that hyperplasia of the inner layer of the uterine wall (endometrium) is not a local process, but one of the manifestations of general endocrine metabolic disorders in a woman’s body. Such ideas also suggest completely new approaches to the treatment of precancerous diseases and endometrial cancer. What is atypical endometrial hyperplasiaThis term is practically not used in our country. But it approximately corresponds to adenomatous endometrial hypertrophy with atypia. This is the name of the proliferation…

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Should you be afraid of thyroid hormone treatment?

Should you be afraid of thyroid hormone treatment?

A person who has an impaired thyroid gland should immediately go to an appointment with an endocrinologist, who will establish the correct diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment. You cannot assume that the disease will go away by itself, and even worse – self-medicate. This delusion sometimes costs people their lives. Such patients are treated either with drugs (hormonal and non-hormonal), or with the help of a surgical operation, or the so-called radioactive iodine. By the way, the dose of radiation…

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