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MaryO

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  1. Bear Silber, a self-professed

    Redditor, was ill for five years. An active athlete who ran San Francisco's Bay to Breakers marathon in an hour, he started getting strange symptoms including rapid weight gain and high blood pressure. A doctor couldn't diagnose what was going on.

     

    Despondent, he went on Reddit one fateful Saturday night and saw a picture of a man who looked like he had similar symptoms. After reading through the comments, he saw one by a user who suggested the man might have Cushing's syndrome, a disease caused by a tumor that produces high levels of adrenocorticotropic hormone or cortisol, a natural hormone created by the pituitary gland. Immediately, Silber looked up the symptoms of the disease, which include weak muscles, bone pain, and upper body obesity, and found out he had every single one listed.

     

     


  2. How the Body Works: the Anterior Pituitary Gland

     

    The anterior pituitary gland, situated at the base of the brain, secretes several hormones which control the activity of other endocrine glands and influence general body growth. Messages from the higher centers of the brain stimulate hypothalamic cells to secrete hormones into the pituitary portal blood system.

     

    Some of these hormones stimulate, and others inhibit, secretion of anterior pituitary hormones. Hormones produce numerous effects. For example, TSH stimulates thyroid hormone production, and GH affects bones and muscles. ACTH triggers hormone release from the adrenal cortex. Prolactin stimulates lactation. LH and FSH control hormone release by the testes and ovaries; and in maturity production of spermatozoa and ova in these organs.

     


  3. Carol Perkins-Rawle on The Big Idea on CNBC part 1

     

    Founder and Owner of Harry Barker talks about her international modeling days, her struggles with Cushings disease that created a brain tumor (MaryONote: I think she got that backwards - the disease didn't create the tumor), which then inspired her to create Harry Barker.

     


  4. Carol Perkins-Rawle on The Big Idea on CNBC part 1

     

    Founder and Owner of Harry Barker talks about her international modeling days, her struggles with Cushings disease that created a brain tumor (MaryONote: I think she got that backwards - the disease didn't create the tumor), which then inspired her to create Harry Barker.

     


  5. Also from Brandon (jediknight36)

     

    Really Low and High

     

    Well, the roles reversed from last time. I hope this gives some insight as to what a low might be like. I have come to the conclusion that I cycle, and nearly every day. Some days I am constant, others I am high for days or low for days. This was two nights ago from the date I posted this.

     


  6. How the Body Works: The Adrenal Cortex and Medulla

     

    The adrenal glands sitting above the kidneys are richly supplied with blood and with sypathetic nerve endings. Block sections show the blood supply and cellular arrangement of the adrenals. Two different regions are distinguishable--the cortex, controlled by the pituitary hormone ACTH, produces hormones which maintain body chemistry, and the medulla, which secretes adrenaline and noradrenaline to increase body activity.

     


  7. How the Body Works: The Adrenal Cortex and Medulla

     

    The adrenal glands sitting above the kidneys are richly supplied with blood and with sypathetic nerve endings. Block sections show the blood supply and cellular arrangement of the adrenals. Two different regions are distinguishable--the cortex, controlled by the pituitary hormone ACTH, produces hormones which maintain body chemistry, and the medulla, which secretes adrenaline and noradrenaline to increase body activity.

     

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