Skin grows chloasma suddenly, fat in casual visit, inexplicable want to lose temper… These can be signs of endocrine disorders. For most people, the endocrine system seems a bit mysterious.
The endocrine system is a large family, including the thyroid, pancreas, gonads, and “less well known” parathyroid, adrenal, pituitary and pineal glands.
Abnormal glandular secretion can lead to hormone imbalance, which leads to a variety of symptoms.
For example, endocrine glands are online merchants, and hormones are what customers buy. After the merchant delivers the goods, the logistics company will send the goods (hormones) through the blood circulation to the destination. Endocrine disorders may occur if a customer chooses the wrong product, a merchant writes the wrong address, and a Courier delivers the wrong place.
Many living and eating habits, as well as some diseases and tumors, can disrupt the work of the endocrine system.
Staying up late, for example, inhibits melatonin production; Too nervous, overworked, do not get alleviate for a long time, can affect nervous endocrine system, bring about hormone to secrete next disorder. Premature ovarian failure, polycystic ovary syndrome, hyperprolactinemia and other diseases can also lead to endocrine disorders.
Endocrine disorders can manifest themselves in a variety of ways.
Often stay up late, eat greasy, mental pressure big factor, can bring about endocrine disorder.
Among them, male androgen secretion is too exuberant, resulting in the destruction of the balance of dihydrotestosterone concentration, affecting the hair follicle;
Female postpartum, menopause, oral contraceptive and other causes estrogen secretion disorder, may lead to hair sparse, bald and seborrheic hair loss.
If the hairline moves back, the forehead is obviously bald, and the top part is sparse, etc., you need to go to the department of endocrinology of the hospital.
You have acne on your face.
Male androgen level is exorbitant, female menstruation cycle before and after or often stay up late when, the face is likely to grow acne, namely acne.
This is the result of endocrine disorders causing hypersecretion of sebum, which cannot be excreted and clogs hair follicles.
There are also some women who suddenly have a lot of color spots on their skin and look dark, which may also be related to endocrine disorders.
Androgens and oestrogen are produced in both men and women.
As long as androgen secretion is overmuch, no matter male and female can appear hair exuberant symptom.
Some people “drink cold water to grow flesh,” which is often associated with long-term consumption of high-calorie, high-fat food, leading to endocrine disorders.
Overweight or obesity can also occur in type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver, lipid metabolic disorders, sleep apnea syndrome and other metabolic disorders related to excess fat.
Obesity, in turn, can lead to endocrine disorders and metabolic diseases.
A personality that suddenly turns grumpy and flares up at the slightest thing can be a result of endocrine disorders (especially hyperthyroidism).
Unexplained tiredness is often associated with weight gain, fluctuating appetite, abnormal bowel movements and, most often, hypothyroidism.
Some women have been found to be depressed during their periods and have been linked to abnormal hormone secretion.
A study in the United States has found that women who have periods produce less melatonin, making it difficult to fall asleep and lose energy during the day. A reduction in testosterone production in men over 40 can also cause fatigue and long-term mental distress.
Other endocrine disorders show gender differences.
Men showed decreased sexual desire, decreased sexual activity and decreased erectile hardness, which was related to decreased androgen level. In addition, hyperthyroidism is often accompanied by breast development.
Women are more exceptional than men.
- Hyperplasia of mammary gland, flatulence pain: and in vivo estrogen level rise, female, progesterone level imbalance.
- Menstrual disorders: excessive pressure, thyroid abnormalities, low estrogen, polycystic ovary syndrome, and so on can lead to irregular periods or menopause.
- Infertility: abnormal function in any part of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis may hinder the establishment of normal ovulation cycle, leading to infertility.
- Night sweats: low levels of estrogen and early menopause can lead to decreased ovulation.