Endocrine diseases occur with the body's endocrine system does not function properly.
The body's endocrine system consist of a network of glands that produce and release hormones.
The production and release of the body's hormones help control important body functions.
Their functions include the body's ability to change calories into energy that powers cells and organs.
The endocrine system influences how the body's heart beats, how bones and tissues grow, even the ability to make a baby.
The endocrine system plays a vital role if your body develops diabetes, growth disorders, thyroid disease, sexual dysfunction and a host of other hormone disorders.
PITUITARY GLAND DISEASES
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The body's digestive system made up of the gastrointestinal tract (GI), liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.
The gastrointestinal tract helps the body digest food.
Digestion is important for breaking down food into nutrients, which your body uses for energy, growth, and cell repair.
Some digestive diseases and conditions are acute, lasting only a short time, while others are chronic, or long-lasting.
The body's brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system.
The nervous system, enable the body to move, speak, swallow, breath, and learn.
If the body experiences a neurological disease it is categorized by the primary location affected.
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Rheumatological diseases occur when your body has inflammation in the joints, tendons, or skin.
Most Rheumatological diseases happen when you immune system malfunctions and attacks it's own tissues.
Medical experts are not sure why numerous rheumatological diseases occurs.
Rheumatological diseases seem to affect a higher number of women than men.
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In the United States a rare disease is defined as a condition that affects few than 200,000 people.
This is the definition the United States Congress created in 1983 with the Orphan Drug Act.
Other countries have their own official definitions of what is considered a rare disease.
In the European Union, a rare disease is defined when it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people.
There may be more than 7,000 rare diseases.
The total number of Americans living with a rare disease is estimated at between 25-30 million.
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The Autoimmune Disease Resources are from the American Autoimmune Related Diseases and the National Institutes of Health.
You may also find Patient Assisting Organization Patient Resources helpful.
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