Endocrinology is a branch of medicine and the study of endocrine secreting glands, the hormones they produce and the way they function as well as of diseases induced by function disorder or changes in the structure of these glands. Endocrine glands which constitute human endocrine system include: pineal gland, pituitary gland, thyroid, parathyroid glands, mammary glands, adrenal glands, male and female genital glands, pancreas. The chief aim of endocrinology is treatment of disorders connected with secretion of hormones responsible for regulation and coordination of proper functioning of tissues and organs as well as maintaining the state of balance in the body. Endocrinology is most commonly used in gynaecology and pediatrics but it is an interdisciplinary science which almost all branches of medicine benefit from. Diseases of endocrine system are most commonly treated with appropriately chosen hormonal therapies.
During the consultation an endocrinologist will take a thorough medical history and request tests in order to diagnose the disease and plan appropriate treatment.
- diagnosis of disorders of the endocrine glands
- specialist consultations
Medical doctor, internal medicine and endocrinology
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