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Endocrine diseases

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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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a rare genetic disorder, but it is well understood and treatment is readily available. CAH is also a congenital disorder (present at birth) involving the hormones of the adrenal glands. The word ‘hyperplasia’ means ‘overgrown’. A child with CAH is born with overgrown adrenal glands.

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17-Hydroxyprogesterone - Lab Tests Online AU

To detect and monitor treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH); sometimes to help rule out other conditions.

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Newborn screening tests - myDr.com.au

Newborn screening tests can detect rare but serious genetic or metabolic disorders in newborn babies.

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10 tips to help prevent type 2 diabetes

You can help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by understanding your risk and making changes to your lifestyle. Common risk factors include increased weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride (blood fat) levels. Changing the habits of a lifetime isn’t easy, but it’s worth the effort.

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Diabetic neuropathy - Better Health Channel

Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy

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Thyroid Cancers - Information, Treatment & Support - CanTeen

Thyroid cancers affect the gland in the body that is responsible for the hormones that keep us active. Learn more about causes and treatments with CanTeen.

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Pancreatic cancer | Better Health Channel

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Pancreatic cancer fact sheet | Cancer Australia

An overview of pancreatic cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

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Pancreatic Cancer - Information, Treatment & Support - CanTeen

Pancreatic cancer is an uncommon condition that usually affects older people. Learn more about causes, diagnosis and treatments with CanTeen.

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What is Thyroid Cancer? - Cancer Council Victoria

On this page: The thyroid gland | Thyroid hormones | What is thyroid cancer? | What types are there? | What are the signs and symptoms? | What are the risk factors? | How common is it? | Key points

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