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How do medications treat endocrine system diseases?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Medications can treat endocrine system diseases by replacing your body's natural hormones with synthetic ones. Medications can also help lower hormone levels if your endocrine system disease is the result of hormone over-production. Many people with endocrine system diseases need medication throughout their lives.

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