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Ultrasound for thyroid: Tests for cancer

Overview of UltrasoundUltrasound is a type of image scanning during which an organ is exposed to high frequency sound waves. Unlike X-Rays, ultrasound does not emit radiation so the person...

Splenectomy procedure: Removal of the spleen

The spleen is an internal organ located in the abdomen, with a few functions all of which are associated with red blood cells and the immune system. Namely, the organ...

Endocrine function of the liver

Endocrine system of the body The endocrine system is important for numerous different functions in the human body as it affects almost every organ, tissue and cell inside it. It...

Options for Addison's disease treatment

Addison's disease is a disorder that develops due to inadequate function of the adrenal glands. These glands are situated on the top of both kidneys and play a significant role...

Primary hyperparathyroidism diagnosis and management

Hyperparathyroidism is a medical condition that affects the parathyroid gland and is characterized by excess of parathyroid hormone in the blood. Such huge and abnormal amount of the hormone occurs...

Therapy for cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a severe medical condition characterized by replacement of normal, healthy liver tissue with non-functional scars. It is actually the terminal stage of many different chronic liver diseases.Histologically cirrhosis...

Disorder caused by hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a condition manifesting through excessive production of hormones by the thyroid gland. This is not considered healthy due to the fact that excessive production of thyroid hormones can...

Facts on Addisons disease

Failure of the adrenal glands to produce enough of certain hormones leads to an endocrine disorder known as Addison’s disease. Here we will deal with causes, symptoms and treatment options...

Adrenal insufficiency facts

Adrenal glands are located above our kidneys and they produce hormones and have many other important tasks to carry out in the body. Namely, the glands regulate metabolism, balance our...