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About Endocrinologists

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An Endocrinologist provides specialized medical treatment of disorders involving the endocrine system and whose main function is the secretion of hormones.  The endocrine glands that Endocrinologists specialize in include pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes, and pancreas.  These glands secrete hormones that regulate and maintain body functions such as blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate and metabolism as well sleep, digestion, respiration and reproduction.

Endocrinologists focus mainly on the diseases affecting these endocrine organs and also understand the treatment of conditions which involve numerous different systems of the human body, including how hormones affect the body’s growth and development.

Some of the common disorders treated by endocrinologists include high blood pressure (hypertension,) diabetes mellitus,metabolic syndrome, thyroid diseases (hypothyroidism,) obesity, excessive or insufficient production of hormones, osteoporosis, cholesterol problems, menopause, cancer and infertility (reproductive endocrinologist.) 

Endocrinologists have extensive knowledge of clinical and biochemistry and often order and analyze various laboratory tests such as taking blood samples, utilizing the injection of stimulants into endocrine organs to test functionality.

Sub-specialties in Endocrinology include behavioral endocrinology and comparative endocrinology and they also work in collaboration and upon referral with other medical specialists including Bariatric/Weight Loss doctors, Reproductive Endocrinologists, Family Doctors/General Practitioners and Podiatrists.

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