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Can endocrine system diseases be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Endocrine system diseases can be hard to prevent, because doctors do not understand what causes many of them. Family history, certain cancers, infections like tuberculosis, and autoimmune disorder could increase your risk of endocrine system diseases. If you think you have a high risk of endocrine system disease, talk to your doctor about prevention.

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