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Endocrine Diseases That Are Hereditary

It runs in your blood

Some of the most frightening diseases in the world are the hereditary diseases, with or without your permission it runs in your blood and can be triggered by your own negligence, such as endocrine diseases. Endocrine system are organs and glands responsible for producing, storing, and secreting hormones to help maintain and control vital functions such as growth, reproduction and energy levels.

Be careful with what you’re eating

Children are not automatically infected by a certain disease from their parents, such as diabetes or hypertension, unless they abuse their body by eating too many sweets, cholesterol, or fatty foods. The following are some common hereditary endocrine diseases that you may want to check among your family history.

Diabetes. It is one of the most common endocrine diseases, a condition in which the pancreas can not produce enough insulin or the body just produces insulin without using it. Insulin is an instrument that helps the body convert sugars and starches into necessary energy, there can be serious consequences if undiagnosed. Some of the patients undergo an operation and the part of the body infected is cut to prevent spreading and infect other parts of the body.

Growth Disorders. The endocrine diseases often result in growth disorders. When the body produces too much growth hormone (GH), gigantism, or acromegaly (gigantism in adults) may occur; too little growth hormone results in a condition called growth hormone deficiency (GHD), which can cause children to grow more slowly than normal.

Osteoporosis. This occurs in both women and men. Study shows that women are more prone to having osteoporosis due to giving birth, women loose more calcium. It is a condition wherein the bones become more fragile and more likely to break. When the woman is in her menopausal period, a decrease in the hormone estrogen occurs; while a decrease in testosterone occurring to men as they grow older and age. Osteoporosis in more often left undiagnosed due to no early symptoms.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. When women have the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) endocrine disease, she associates or experiences symptoms of infrequent or irregular menstruation. Women experiencing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome experience symptoms like hirsutism (unwanted hair growth), acne, and difficulty conceiving. The patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may have multiple egg-containing cysts on their ovaries or complications such as diabetes and hypertension.

Thyroid Disorders. Thyroid hormones (produces by thyroid glands) influence nearly all of the body’s symptoms. Thyroid problems include too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism), or too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism), thyroid nodules, (fluid-filled lumps that form within your thyroid, can be malignant or benign), thyroid cancer, and a lot more.

Letting go out of your family tree

The hereditary diseases that run in your blood can be treated or prevented by means of:

Diabetes. Add to your diet bitter melon or balsam apples, lessen food intake, eat more fruit, especially mangoes and banana because they are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Growth Disorders. This depends of the person's genes but vitamin intake rich in iron and chlorella.

Osteoporosis. Drinking lots of milk and vitamins such as caltrate.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This can be prevented by eating high fiber vegetables such as cabbage and asparagus.

Thyroid Disorders. This can be prevented by not eating too much junkfood or salty food.

Helping yourself

No one can help you from preventing this endocrine disease except you, by helping yourself in terms of food intake. All the healthy foods around you are being endorsed by using the latest technology such as commercials in TV and internet websites. All you have to do is have self-discipline and self-control to prevent hereditary endocrine diseases in your blood and to your kids.

By Cryogene Clooney, published at 02/07/2012
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