Osteoporosis – FAQ

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is low bone density, also called brittle bone. Bones become thinner and brittle; a small injury can make the bone break. How do we develop this? Throughout the life, old bone is removed (resorption) and new bone is added (formation) to the skeleton. During childhood and teenage years, new bone is […]

FAQ in Thyroid

What is Thyroid? Thyroid is the name of a gland that is situated in front of the neck. Normally you may not be able to see the gland unless you are very thin. The function of the thyroid gland is to produce thyroid hormone. Hormones are the chemical substances that are produced by different glands […]

FAQ – Paediatric Endocrinology

What are causes for short stature? Most common cause for short stature is nutritional deficiency. Other causes are genetic or familial short stature, constitutional short stature or late bloomer, chronic diseases and hormonal deficiency. Among hormonal deficiencies they are thyroid and growth hormone (GH) deficiency. Rare causes are Turner syndrome, growth retardation inside mother’s tummy […]

Thyroid FAQs

What is Thyroid? Thyroid is the name of a gland that is situated in front of the neck. Normally you may not be able to see the gland unless you are very thin. The function of the thyroid gland is to produce thyroid hormone. Hormones are the chemical substances that are produced by different glands […]

FAQs in Endocrinology

1. What is hormone? Hormones are the chemical substances that are produced by different glands in the body and are carried to various organs through blood. They are very important for different functions of the body, particularly metabolism. Some hormones are lifesaving, like Insulin that controls blood sugar without which we can not survive. 2. […]

DIABETES MELLITUS – Top TEN frequently asked questions!

The incidence of Diabetes is increasing all over the world including India. There are two main types: type 1 or Insulin deficient or juvenile and type 2 or Insulin resistant or adult onset Diabetes. In type 1 Diabetes pancreas does not produce Insulin and you cannot survive without Insulin. In type 2 Diabetes, pancreas does […]