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2. What Does the Endocrine System Do?

The endocrine system plays essential roles in health. Too many hormones or too few can cause significant health problems, so the system must release just the right amount into the bloodstream. Many factors, however, can affect these hormone levels. Things like stress and infection can impact the endocrine system in various ways. People with related disorders generally require medical treatment.

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