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.
Understanding Addison's Disease -- the Basics
WebMD provides an overview of Addison's disease, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
The Basics of Graves' Disease
WebMD explains Graves disease, a form of hyperthyroidism.
Diagnosing and Treating Graves' Disease
WebMD explains the diagnosis of and treatment options for Graves' disease.
The Symptoms of Addison's Disease
Learn about the symptoms of Addison's disease from the experts at WebMD.
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.
Foods that Help or Hurt Your Thyroid
What you eat can affect how your thyroid works. See which foods make a difference.