Endocrine Disorders Directory
Endocrine disorders are those that affect the endocrine system, which uses hormones to regulate the body's functions. Some major endocrine disorders such as diabetes and osteoporosis are not discussed in this directory. Instead, this focuses on other types of endocrine disorders such as thyroid problems, obesity, Graves' disease, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how an endocrine disorder is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Medical Causes of Obesity
WebMD explains various causes of obesity, including Cushing's syndrome and thyroid problems.
Thyroid Problems -- Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis
Learn more from WebMD about the causes of different types of thyroid problems.
Endocrine Disorders: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
WebMD explains what the endocrine system does, how endocrine disorders affect the body, and some specific things that can go wrong.
Treatment of Obesity
Get the basics on obesity treatment.
Fatigued or Full Throttle: Is Your Thyroid to Blame?
Feeling all revved up, even at bedtime? Or maybe your throttle’s on idle with symptoms of depression, fatigue, and weight gain. In both cases, the root cause may be your thyroid.
Battling Thyroid Cancer
One man fights thyroid cancer and rediscovers his passions.
Slideshows & Images
The Thyroid (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Definition, Location in the Body, and More
WebMD's Thyroid Anatomy Page provides a detailed image of the thyroid as well as a definition and information related to the thyroid. Learn about the conditions that affect this organ as well as its function and location in the body.
Picture of Graves’ Disease
Graves’ disease. A composite image illustrates: proptosis, lid retraction; thyroid acropachy (osteoarthropathy) with clubbing; and the pink- and skin-colored papules, nodules and plaques in the pretibial region.