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Endocrine diseases

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The endocrine system includes the major glands, like the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands.

Endocrine diseases can interfere with these organs, or the effect of the hormones they produce, to cause illness. Diabetes is a common endocrine disease. Follow the links below to find trusted information about endocrine diseases.

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Last reviewed: February 2014


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