Diabetes & Endocrine

Endocrine disorders happen when your body produces too much or too little of a particular hormone or loses its ability to respond to that hormone. The wide-ranging symptoms include disruptions in growth, mood, sexual function and metabolism. Diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are two of the most prevalent endocrine disorders, but this broad category includes hundreds of conditions.

Some endocrine disorders are caused by tumors that interfere with the function of glands that release hormones. Others are caused by combinations of genetics, lifestyle, medicines and environmental exposures. MedShadow’s coverage focuses on how certain drugs can interfere with your endocrine system and the best strategies to help you manage any ongoing endocrine disorders with the least amount of medication necessary.

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6 Dangers Unique to People with Diabetes

From alcohol, to over-the-counter meds and herbal supplements, find out what substances and scenarios people with diabetes need to be aware of. If you have diabetes, you probably know...