The endocrine system contains many glands that helps to maintain homeostasis. The glands also include many chemicals that regulate cells and organ functions. They also regulate body growth, metabolism, and your bodies sexual development.
Contribution to the Bodies Function
The circulatory works very closely with the endocrine system in order to keep the blood in its normal state. The circulatory system carries the chemical signals from the endocrine system to the other systems in the body so that they can maintain homeostasis within the system. The circulatory system carries the chemical signals from through the blood until they get to the other systems. Without the endocrine system sending these signals, the body would not be able maintain homeostasis which would end up in the body failing and dying.
How It Works with Other Body Sytems In the Body
Gigantism: Gigantism is a disorder that involves accelerated growth due to excessive growth hormones during childhood or adolescence. It almost always happens as a result of a growth secreting tumor.
Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism occurs when too much thyroxine is produced and causes your thyroid gland to enlarge. This causes your metabolism to accelerate that could end up causing you to lose weight without meaning to.
Gigantism: Many treatments include radiation therapy, surgery to remove tumors, and radiosurgery into a tumor to decrease size and remove it.
Hyperthyroidism: Many treatments for hyperthyroidism include antithyroid medications that prevent T4 and T3 from producing excessive amounts of themselves into the body, surgery, and radioactive iodine which is a oral medication.
Gigantism: 36-69 cases per million people
Hyperthyroidism: 20 million Americans have a type of it
Gigantism: 3-4 cases per million die every year. The size of the tumor indicates how long you will be able to live. Most people are able to live a normal life other than the fact that they will grow quicker than everybody else.
Hyperthyroidism: 10-20% of people with hyperthyroidism die of the disease. Many people live a long life but most people will die off after a few years. 75% of people that are diagnosed with hyperthyroidism are hospitalized until they improve the disease.
The specialist that will treat and prescribe medications/ other doctors for these diseases is an endocrinologist. They will do the checkups and further treatment plans.
Gigantism: Based on a tumor that grows and makes you grow faster than a normal person grows. Gives kids excessive growth hormones. Treated through radiosurgery. Very rare, 36-69 cases per million every year.
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Hyperthyroidism: Makes your thyroid glands swell and causes loss of weight and accelerated metabolism. Gives excessive T3 and T4 hormones that cause this disease. Treated by Antithyroid medications that stop the growth of T3 and T4. 20 million cases in america almost every year.
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Both:Both can cause you to die as a result of the disease. Both can be treated through surgery and radiation therapy. Both can be treated by an endocrinologist