Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dealing with the study of glands of internal secretion and of hormones in relation to their nature, production and action. Glands of internal secretion are those that release their secretive product (typically but not necessarily a hormone) into circulating fluids: thyroid, parathyroid, hypophysis, epiphysis, thyme, adrenal glands, endocrine pancreas, testicle interstitial gland, ovary interstitial gland.
An endocrinologist deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the glands of internal secretion present in the human body and the various diseases that these glands may cause.
Which are the diseases more often treated by an endocrinologist?
- Metabolic disorders
- Thyroid diseases
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Cholesterol problems
- Puberty related problems (early and delayed)
- Excessive or insufficient production of hormones
- Osteoporosis and bone fragility
- Endocrinal gland tumors
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