Some would say Endocrinology is a subspecialty of internal medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to hormones. Meaning it is the study of hormones, such as diseases and conditions connecting to hormone imbalance, damage to the glands that make the hormone, or the use of synthetic or natural hormonal drugs. It focuses on the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete hormones. Hormones are released or secreted in the body and have an effect on other parts of the body.
They diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in the body. They treat hormone disorders such as diabetes that disable the body’s ability to function properly. Diabetes is important because it affects both children and adults.
Endocrinologists are specially trained physicians who diagnose diseases related to the glands. An expert is treating frequently complex conditions which involved several different systems within the human body. If a physician suspects there is a problem with a patient’s endocrine system, they will refer them to an endocrinologist.
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