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Endocrine Disorders: Can I Be Considered Disabled If I Have A Hormonal Imbalance?

The endocrine systems is a network of glands that secrete hormones that regulate bodily functions, such as growth and metabolism. As a general principle, if someone suffers from an endocrine disease, this means that the person has a medical condition that causes a hormone imbalance.
If an endocrine gland functions abnormally, it will produce too much of a specific hormone (hyperfunction) or too little (hypofunction).
The endocrine system helps control these process: (1) growth and development; (2) homeostasis; (3) metabolism; (4) reproduction; (5) response to stimuli (stress or injury).
The glands of the endocrine system are
  • Hypothalamus
  • Pineal Gland
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Thymus
  • Adrenal
  • Pancreas
  • Ovaries
  • Testes
It is important to realize that the SSA will evaluate an impairment that results from an endocrine disorder under the listing for other body systems. That is, they will cross reference the disorder as it relates to other body systems or functions.
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