What is endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a field of medicine specializing in the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates hormones in the body and relates to a number of glands, like the thyroid, hypothalamus and pancreas.  

Endocrinologists work with a variety of conditions, such as: 

  • Osteoporosis 
  • Infertility 
  • Hypertension 
  • Diabetes 
  • Obesity  
  • Thyroid disorders 
  • Growth hormone deficiency 
  • Cholesterol problems  

Why is endocrinology important to healthcare?

Endocrinology is important to healthcare because it can help maintain and restore processes related to the endocrine system. In particular, endocrinologists work with patients to ensure their mood, blood sugar, heart rate, growth and more are balanced. Endocrinology, thus, helps many individuals live a higher quality of life.