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Are endocrine system diseases serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Endocrine system diseases can interfere with your body's most important metabolic processes and have serious complications, including major organ damage and death. Endocrine system diseases like diabetes can cause nerve damage and lead to amputation. Others, like Cushing's syndrome, can lead to high blood pressure, kidney stones, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

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