Endocrinology

An

Endocrinology specialist

is called an

Endocrinologist

(or

Internal Medicine

practioner) and are often the doctors who will be responsible for both the initial diagnosis and investigation of

endocrine disorders

. The

endocrine system

consists of several glands (such as the

thyroid

,

parathyroid

,

pituitary

, pineal and adrenal glands, the endocrine

pancreas

, and some neuroendocrine glands), located in different parts of the body, which discharge hormones directly into the bloodstream. Hormones have many different important functions and ways of acting on organs of the body. Endocrinology involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions associated with

hormones

. This may include such areas as

diabetes

,

osteoporosis

and Paget’s disease; thyroid diseases; sex

hormone imbalances

; growth and development disorders; and disorders of the pituitary gland.

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