General Endocrinology Program | Conditions and Treatments

Galactorrhea

Overview Galactorrhea literally means "flow of milk." It refers to a milky discharge from the nipple of the breast in someone who is not nursing a baby. Galactorrhea may occur in men and women....

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Hyperthyroidism

Overview If your child is suddenly gaining or losing weight, has become irritable or depressed and is having trouble concentrating in school, it may be time to call the doctor. While these changes can...

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Type 2 Diabetes

Discovering that your child has diabetes can be upsetting and stressful for the whole family. On these pages, we’ll give you the basic information and skills you’ll need to care for your child,...

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Addison's Disease

What is Addison's disease? Addison’s disease is a rare disease in which the adrenal glands aren’t functioning properly, causing a hormonal disorder. Addison’s disease affects the body’s ability to...

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Ambiguous Genitalia

When a baby is born, "girl or boy?" is the question on the tip of everyone's tongues. Discovering that your newborn has ambiguous genitalia can be emotionally traumatizing and confusing for you and...

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Diabetes Insipidus

Here are some of the basics about diabetes insipidus: Diabetes insipidus is a rare disorder of vasopressin (also called the antidiuretic hormone or ADH), a hormone that helps the kidneys regulate the...

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Hypothyroidism

What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive and produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder....

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Childhood Obesity

Obesity occurs when a child is significantly over the ideal weight for her height. Like adults, children become obese when they eat more calories than they use. Obesity in children is determined by...

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Pheochromocytomas

A pheochromocytoma is a tumor on the adrenal gland that secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine hormones. Epinephrine and norepinphrine are responsible for regulating heart rate and blood pressure,...

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Thyroid Nodules

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that produces hormones that are important for growth and metabolism. A thyroid nodule is a solid or fluid-filled lump that forms within the thyroid...

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Type 1 Diabetes

Discovering that your child has diabetes can be upsetting and stressful for the whole family. On these pages, we’ll give you the basic information and skills you’ll need to care for your child,...

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