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What is endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the medical specialty involving the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect glands. Some of these conditions include diabetes, thyroid diseases, osteoporosis and other bone disorders, hypertension, pituitary gland disorders, and metabolic diseases.

What do endocrinologists do?

Endocrinologists diagnose and treat diseases of the endocrine system for people of all ages, including pediatric and reproductive endocrinology. Through treatment, an endocrinologist restores the normal balance of hormones found in a patient’s body.

When should I see an endocrinologist?

You may want to see an endocrinologist if you experience any of the following conditions: menopause, diabetes, metabolic disorders, lack of growth, osteoporosis, thyroid diseases, reproductive diseases, hypertension, and infertility.