Endocrinology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the endocrine system and secretions called hormones. Hormones act as messengers, moving throughout the body in your blood and taking their specific function to various parts of the body.
Although every organ system secretes and responds to hormones, including the brain, lungs, heart, and more, endocrinology focuses primarily on organs whose primary function is hormone secretion. These organs include the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes and pancreas.
An endocrinologist is a physician trained in internal medicine or pediatrics, with advanced training in treating disorders of the endocrine system, such as:
Metabolic bone disease, such as osteoporosis
Pituitary gland disorders, including tumors
Parathyroid gland disorders
Sex hormone disorders
Thyroid disorders, including tumors
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