Obesity and type 2 diabetes
are increasing worldwide problems. In this book we reviewed factors that
contribute to glucose homeostasis and the pathogenesis of Type 2 diabetes. In
addition the book addresses current strategies for treatment of Type 2
aims to provide readers with a general as well as an advanced overview of the
key trends in endocrine disorders. While covering a variety of topics ranging
from thyroid carcinogenesis and pituitary adenomas to adrenal tumors and
metabolic bone disease, this book also focuses on more specific issues not yet
disease is a medical condition impairing the function of the thyroid.
Hypothyroidism, multinodular goiter, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer are only
few of the several implications that the thyroid disorders have in health. This
book aims to provide a general view of thyroid disorders, and a deeper
explanation of hyperthyroidism and its complications and impact in health.
This book covers the
following topics: Principles of Endocrinology, Pituitary Disorders, Thyroid
Disorders, Adrenal Disorders, Polyglandular Deficiency Syndromes, Porphyrias,
Fluid Metabolism, Electrolyte Disorders, Acid-Base Regulation and Disorders,
Diabetes Mellitus and Disorders of Carbohydrate Metabolism, Lipid Disorders,
Amyloidosis, Carcinoid Tumors and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes.
addition to covering the basics in the Concepts in Endocrine Pathophysiology
lecture, the lectures in this course note cover a wide range of subjects, from
Pituitary Neoplasia to Diabetes and Obesity - Treatment to Goiter and Thyroid