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Causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia

Causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia

Multiple endocrine neoplasia is caused by mutations in either the MEN1 or RET genes.

Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Multiple endocrine neoplasia:

Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Multiple endocrine neoplasia:

Causes of Broader Categories of Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Multiple endocrine neoplasia?

Causes: Multiple endocrine neoplasia: Endocrine glands are different from other organs in the body because they release hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are powerful chemicals that travel through the blood, controlling and instructing the functions of various organs. Normally, the hormones released by endocrine glands are carefully balanced to met the body's needs. When a person has MEN, specific endocrine glands, such as the parathyroid glands, the pancreas gland, and the pituitary gland, tend to become overactive. When these glands go into overdrive, the result can be: excessive calcium in the bloodstream (resulting in kidney stones or kidney damage); fatigue; weakness; muscle or bone pain; constipation; indigestion; and thinning of bones. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Related information on causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Multiple endocrine neoplasia may be found in:

 

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