about Endocrinology

Endocrinology

Endocrinology is a complex study of the various hormones and their actions and disorders in the body. Hormones are substances that help to control activities in the body and have several effects on the metabolism, reproduction, food absorption and utilization, growth and development etc. They are produced in various glands.

Hormones also control the way an organism responds to their surroundings and help by providing adequate energy for various functions.

The glands that make up the endocrine system include the pineal,hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries and testes.

Who is an endocrinologist?

An endocrinologist is a specially trained doctor who has a basic training in Internal Medicine as well.

Some disorders like low thyroid hormone production or hypothyroidism deal only with an endocrine organ and an endocrinologist may detect, diagnose and manage such patients alone.

Other disorders may have endocrine as well as other origins and may require that the enocrinologist work in collaboration with another specialist.

What do endocrinologists do?

Endocrinologists have the training to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in the body. The common diseases and disorders of the endocrine system that endocrinologists deal with include diabetes mellitus and thyroid disorders.

The QEHC is thrilled to have endocrinologists as part of the Medical Specialists’ team in our clinic on the fourth floor.