Endocrinology is a branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions called hormones. Hormones play a major role in how we develop and grow, regulate sugar, metabolize food and so much more.
Endocrinologists are specially trained physicians who diagnose diseases related to the glands. The diseases they are trained to treat often affect other parts of the body beyond glands. While primary care doctors know a lot about the human body, for diseases and conditions directly related to glands they will usually send a patient to an endocrinologist.
Some of the more common conditions treated by our endocrinologists include:
- Metabolic disorders
- Growth failure
- Diseases of Thyroid gland: hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
- Cancers of the endocrine glands
- Over- or under-production of hormones
- Cholesterol disorders