What Is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the field of medicine that deals with the study of hormones and the endocrine system. Hormones affect and help control activities in the body such as metabolism, reproduction, food absorption and utilization, and growth and development.


Other functions of hormones are to control how an organism reacts to its surroundings and provide adequate energy to aid in various functions in the body. Glands secrete hormones. The glands in the endocrine system are pineal, hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries, and testes.

What Do Endocrinologists Do?

Endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat hormonal imbalance and problems. Their specialization is in restoring the normal balance of hormones in the human body. Endocrinologists deal with many diseases and disorders in the endocrine system, but the most common are diabetes mellitus and thyroid disorders. 

Who Is an Endocrinologist?

Endocrinologist can detect, diagnose, and manage disorders such as low thyroid hormone production or hypothyroidism. An endocrinologist is a specialist in everything related to the endocrine system who has received basic training in internal medicine as well.


In some cases, endocrinologists will need to work with another specialist to properly diagnose or manage your condition. 

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