- Q What is polyendocrine deficiency syndrome?
Polyendocrine deficiency syndrome is classified into two separate forms, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is inherited and occurs in children. In addition to adrenal insufficiency, these children may have: Underactive parathyroid glands, which produce hormone... Full Answer
- Q What are multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes (MEN)?
Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes or MEN are familial disorders that cause abnormal changes in more than one endocrine organ at the same time (endocrine tissue secretes hormones). These changes may include hyperplasia (overgrowth of tissue) or... Full Answer
- Q What are the most common endocrine system diseases?
Diabetes is the most common endocrine system disease in the United States. Thyroid disorders are also very common. Thyroid disorders include hypothyroidism, in which the thyroid glands produce too little hormones, hyperthyroidism, in which the thyroid... Full Answer