Steve Jobs says hormone imbalance makes him gaunt

January 6th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Steve Jobs
Revealed on 5 January, Steve Jobs stated in a letter to the Apple faithful gathering at the annual Macworld conference in San Francisco that he has been suffering a hormone imbalance.

This disease cause his rapid weight loose and gaunt appearance throughout the year 2008. The news created panic all over Apple, it is fearful for everyone range from shareholders to faithful customers that the company might lose its edge without the leadership of Steve Jobs.

However , Jobs also said he found himself suffering from hormone imbalance few weeks ago and he has already begun treatment.

Hormonal imbalance is a known side-effect of pancreatic cancer. One of its symptoms is weight loss. Mr Jobs has not said that the condition he is suffering is linked with his earlier brush with cancer. But yesterday’s admission is certain to spark speculation. Pancreatic cancer originates in the pancreas, which produces hormones such as insulin. Mr Jobs had a rare cancer type that originates in the pancreatic cells that produce hormones. A cancerous growth in the organ could lead to the imbalance.

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