|What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is the science that studies the function of the endocrine glands. These glands are small organs or groups of cells located in different parts of the body and are characterized by the production of hormones. Hormones are chemicals produced in the endocrine organs or cells of the human body, transported through the bloodstream to various parts of the body for the purpose of specific regulatory action on the activity of specific cells or organs of the body. Each hormone targets one or more organs or tissues in our body and regulates one or more different functions.
Endocrinology is an ever-evolving field of medical science, with constant research and daily enrichment of new information in the international literature.
What is an Endocrinologist?
The endocrinologist is the appropriately trained and specialized (theoretically and practically) doctor for endocrine and metabolic diseases. Through his specialized knowledge and experience, he is able to evaluate, diagnose diseases of the endocrine glands. At the same time, he plans the treatment plan, while giving the necessary guidelines for the prevention of hormonal diseases.
The endocrinologist deals with a very wide range of diseases related to the endocrine glands. Some of them are:
- Metabolic disorders
- Thyroid diseases
- Parathyroid diseases
- Pituitary / Hypothalamic Diseases
- Adrenal diseases
- Menstrual disorders
- Infertility (for both sexes)