The endocrine system encompasses several glands in different parts of the body – the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and pineal gland are in your brain. The thyroid and parathyroid glands are in your neck. The thymus is between your lungs, the adrenals are on top of your kidneys, and the pancreas is behind your stomach. Your ovaries (if you’re a woman) or testes (if you’re a man) are in your pelvic region. These glands secrete directly into the bloodstream and affect various important functions. They are responsible for almost every cell, organ and function in the body. Hormones secreted by the endocrine glands work as chemical messengers of the body. The delicate balance of endocrine secretions can be disturbed by stress, infection as well as other factors.
Endocrine system disorders occur either due to too much or too little or sometimes no hormone. These disorders may lead to abnormal growth pattern, osteoporosis, diabetes, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels and thyroid malfunction. The most common endocrine system disorder is Diabetes. Other endocrine system disorders include hyperthyroidism, hypercalcemia, growth hormone deficiency, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s Syndrome, hypothyroidism and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Endocrine disorders can be triggered by tumors, steroid medications or autoimmune problems. A person suffering from a disorder caused by any of the malfunctioning endocrine glands may notice change in weight, change in libido, mood swings, increased fatigue and thirst or urination.
In modern system of medicine, treatment for endocrine disorders are treated with hormone replacement therapy drugs like Antithyroid Agents, Enzyme Inhibitors, Hypoglycemic Agents, Insulin, Dihydrotestosterone, Methimazole may be administered to correct the imbalance and reduce symptoms. in cases of inadequate production. In cases of excessive production of hormones, the abnormal gland tissues are removed. Chemotherapy may also be used to treat patients with cancer of an endocrine gland.
These drugs are effective but have a number of side effects like bloating, swelling in the body, leg cramps, headache, indigestion, vaginal bleeding, breast tenderness, mood swings, depression, back pain, blood clots, etc . In chronic cases, the treatment is obviously prolonged. The herbal system has a number of medicines that not only provide symptomatic relief but attacks the root cause without any known side effects. Dehlvi has many useful preparations to treat endocrine system disorders.