Endocrinology is a discipline of medicine that deals with the endocrine system, as well as the diseases present in it. The endocrine system is formed by several glands located in different parts of the body which are responsible for secreting hormones directly into the blood.
What diseases does endocrinology deal with?
Diabetes is the main reason for consultation in endocrinology, other diseases that also deals with this branch of medicine are: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, Cushing's syndrome and acromegaly
What subspecialties exist within endocrinology?
The endocrinologist sometimes deals with food-related diseases, since both specialties are very closely related.
At what point is it necessary to go to an appointment with an endocrinologist?
You can go when in a blood test appear very specific hormonal values altered or if there is a change in metabolism.