Endocrine System Diseases

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The page provides quick access to a list of common endocrine system diseases, syndromes, health conditions, and other topics of health importance related to endocrine system. The list is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to respective diseases sections that serve as a comprehensive and ultimate guide about the disease or health condition.

The endocrine system is made of a network of glands which produce signaling molecule known as hormones. Hormones control several important body functions, such as energy production, regulate organ functions, body metabolism and mood of an individual. The endocrine system influences your heart beats, reproduction and growth of bones and tissues.

Each endocrine gland serves a specific function. A small problem with any of these glands can affect the hormonal balance of the body, leading to an endocrine disorder. Dysfunctional endocrine glands can develop into various disorders such as diabetes, thyroid disease, growth disorders, sexual dysfunction, and many more.

Endocrine system diseases occur if your body does not respond to hormones effectively or level of hormones in the body is severally affected. Glucose homeostasis disorders, calcium homeostasis disorders, thyroid disorders, pituitary and sex hormone disorders are some of the universal endocrine disorders.

Some endocrine diseases are hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, hypoclycemia, pancreatic cancer and metabolic disorders. Out of all the endocrine disorders, diabetes is the most common condition.