Endocrinology is the branch of medicine responsible for the endocrine system, as well as the diseases that occur in it. The endocrine system is made up of various glands located in different parts of the body which are responsible for secreting hormones directly into the bloodstream.
When is it necessary to see an endocrinologist?
A specialist can be consulted when very specific hormonal values are altered in a blood test or if there is an abrupt change in metabolism.
What subspecialties are in endocrinology?
The endocrinology specialist sometimes deals with food-related diseases, since both specialties are related.
What diseases is endocrinology responsible for?
Diabetes is the main reason for consultation with a specialist, other diseases that this specialty also deals with are: Cushing's syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism and acromegaly