Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine system. This is the system that controls the glands that secrete hormones. Endocrinologists are specially trained doctors who diagnose diseases related to the endocrine glands.An endocrinologist examination is the best choice when you have hormonal problems, since these doctors specialize in these conditions, which can be complex, with symptoms that are difficult to detect.
Hormones control your body temperature, sleep, mood, metabolism, stress, growth and more. They are chemical messengers that pass from one cell to another. They are released in one part of the body, then after traveling through the bloodstream, they affect another part of the body.
This helps the different parts of the human body to communicate with each other. Hormones are secreted by endocrine glands such as the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, pancreas, gonads and adrenal glands.
Ultrasound of the thyroid gland