What Is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for controlling the hormones in your body. An endocrinologist specializes in endocrinology and will diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions that affect the endocrine system, possibly including diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, infertility, cholesterol problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, and more.

Endocrinologists specialize in diagnosis and treatment hormonal and metabolic conditions.

Some include the following:

Diabetes Mellitus

  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes Mellitus secondary to steroids, transplant, cystic fibrosis, and genetic disorders

Lipid Disorders

  • Elevated LDL
  • Elevated triglycerides

Adrenal Disorders

  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Primary hyperaldosteronism

Calcium Disorders

  • Primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism

Bone Disorders

  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteomalacia

Pituitary Disorders

  • Pituitary microadenomas
  • Pituitary macroadenomas
  • Prolactinomas
  • Central Diabetes insipidus

Thyroid Disorders

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid gland enlargement

Obesity and Metabolism

Other disorders of the reproductive systems in conjunction with gynecology or urology.