Endocrinology is the medical branch that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine gland disorders – specialized hormones secreting glands. The endocrine system plays an extremely important role in the proper functioning of the body. It is composed of a network of organs and glands that are responsible for the production, storage and secretion of hormones that help maintain and control vital organ functions, such as growth, reproduction, and energy levels.
Maybe you have not even thought about it yet, but a big part of chronic conditions are closely related to the endocrine system, such as diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome or osteoporosis.
It is very important to recognize the signs and symptoms that may indicate the presence of an endocrine disorder and be able to talk as soon as possible with your endocrinologist if they occur.