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What increases my risk for endocrine system diseases?

Doctors do not understand what causes many endocrine system diseases, which can make assessing your risk difficult. In any case, there are as many risk factors for endocrine system disease as there are endocrine system diseases. Risk factors include family history of endocrine system disease, age, gender, diet, and overall health. Autoimmune disorder, cancer, and some infections can also increase your risk.

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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 do endocrine system diseases affect pregnancy?
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Some congenital endocrine system diseases, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, can cause inferti...
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How can diet cause endocrine system disorders?
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Obesity is a risk factor for some endocrine system diseases, like type II diabetes. In type II diabe...
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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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