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Endocrinology is the study of glands that produce hormones and other internal secretions. These glands include the pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, ovaries, testes, adrenal, and hypothalamus.

Endocrinologists treat hormonal problems and address the following conditions:

  • diabetes
  • hormonal imbalance, such as arising from menopause
  • thyroid disorders
  • metabolic problems
  • infertility
  • failure to thrive (poor growth)
  • cancer arising in the endocrine glands