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Eating disorders
Eating disorders refer to unhealthy eating habits which cause psychological and physical damage but can be treated in many cases.

Eating disorders and hormones
Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder can influence hormone levels causing physical and psychological problems. Unhealthy eating styles can affect hormones that regulate metabolism, fertility and pregnancy.

echocardiogram
an ultrasound scan of the heart showing its structure and function.

ejaculation
the process by which sperm and seminal fluid is expelled from the male urethra (via the penis) during an orgasm.

Empty sella syndrome
Empty sella syndrome appears as a flattened or shrunken pituitary gland in scans taken of the brain. Most patients have no symptoms, and generally no treatment is required. If hormone deficiencies are present, replacement therapy is important.

Endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer is a form of cancer that originates from the tissue that lines the womb. This tissue is called the endometrium.

Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a condition in women where the lining of the womb grows outside of the womb causing scar tissue and painful monthly periods.

Endometriosis SHE Trust
The Endometriosis SHE Trust offer help, information and support to women with endometriosis and everyone else interested in this condition.

Endometriosis UK
Endometriosis UK is the leading UK charity that supports women living with endometriosis. We provide information and support, and work to increase understanding through campaigning and awareness.

Erythropoietin
Erythropoietin is a hormone produced mainly in the kidneys which stimulates the production and maintenance of red blood cells.

excrete
to expel a substance from the body. Excretion is the process by which a substance is expelled from the body.

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