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How do endocrine system diseases affect pregnancy?

Some congenital endocrine system diseases, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, can cause infertility, making pregnancy impossible. Others, especially those that affect the adrenal and pituitary glands, can make it difficult to maintain pregnancy. Some, like diabetes, can increase your risk of pregnancy complications and congenital illness in your baby.

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Who is at risk for primary hyperparathyroidism?
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Women are twice as likely to develop primary hyperparathyroidism than men. The average age when the ...
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What causes endocrine system diseases?
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Endocrine system diseases can occur when something goes wrong with one of the many glands of the end...
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How do endocrine system diseases affect the body?
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Endocrine system diseases can interfere with any of the body's most important metabolic systems. Add...
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How can tumors cause endocrine system diseases?
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Tumors of the pituitary gland and adrenal glands are a very common cause of endocrine system disease...
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