Hormones and Metabolism

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment (Surgery, Medication)

Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy The treatment options currently available are effective in halting or delaying further vision loss but will not reverse changes. The approach to the treatment of diabetic retinopathy depends on  the stage of retinopathy, presence and extent of clinically significant macular edema, type of >> Read More ...

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Diagnosis

Regular monitoring of the vision and opthalmalogical examinations will help to identify diabetic retinopathy in the early stages. However, many diabetics only seek treatment once the visual disturbance is significant and affecting daily functioning. Blurred vision is more commonly reported as a reason for seeking medical >> Read More ...

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetes Retina Disease Symptoms

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) that affects the retina of the eye. This is the inner lining of the eyeball which is light sensitive and converts incoming light into electrical impulses. The signals then travel to the brain where it is deciphered and results in the sense of >> Read More ...

Metformin and Other Diabetes Drugs

What is Metformin? Metformin belongs to a class of drugs known as biguanides which are used to treat diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes). Biguanides were developed from guanidine which was extracted from a plant known as Goat’s rue. It was used to treat diabetes in medieval Europe. Phenformin was the first clinically >> Read More ...

Growth on the Pituitary Gland | Types of Pituitary Tumors

Growths on the pituitary gland are usually benign tumors although a malignancy is possible yet rare. The most common growth on the pituitary gland is a pituitary adenoma. Other benign tumors may stem from areas around the pituitary gland and invade the pituitary parenchyma or apply pressure on the gland. Benign pituitary >> Read More ...

Pituitary Gland Disorders and Types of Pituitary Problems

As the “master gland”, most of the effects of the pituitary gland is on the other endocrine glands of the body. Disorders of the pituitary gland is often only detected by the signs and symptoms of various diseases attributed to these other glands. Pituitary gland problems can be seen either as an excess or >> Read More ...

Pituitary Gland Anatomy, Location, Hormones and Pictures

What is the Pituitary Gland? The pituitary gland is considered as the master gland of the body because its hormones control other endocrine glands, which in turn influence various and diverse activities in the body. It is largely influenced by the hypothalamus, which is the control center that processes the incoming >> Read More ...
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