Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Multiple endocrine neoplasia is a group of disorders that affect the body’s network of hormone-producing glands called the endocrine system. Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through the bloodstream and regulate the function of cells and tissues throughout the body.
What are the symptoms of multiple endocrine neoplasia?
- Bone pain.
- Broken bones.
- Kidney stones.
- Ulcers in the stomach or intestines.
What organs are affected by multiple endocrine neoplasia?
What is the difference between MEN1 and MEN2?
Is Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia a rare disease?
Is multiple endocrine neoplasia fatal?
Can you have MEN1 and MEN2?
Is MEN1 or MEN2 more common?
How do you know if you have MEN1?
Is there a cure for endocrine neoplasia?
How do you test for MEN2?
- Yearly blood tests for ionized calcium and parathyroid hormone levels, beginning in childhood (for people with MEN2A)
- Yearly blood tests for catecholamines and catecholamine metabolites (metanephrine and normetanephrine), beginning in childhood (for people with MEN2A and MEN2B)
What is multiple endocrine neoplasia type 3?
How do you treat MEN1?
What are 3 types of endocrine disorders?
- Adrenal insufficiency. The adrenal gland releases too little of the hormone cortisol and sometimes, aldosterone. …
- Cushing’s disease. Overproduction of a pituitary gland hormone leads to an overactive adrenal gland. …
- Gigantism (acromegaly) and other growth hormone problems. …