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Endocrinology refers to medicine regarding endocrine glands and hormone imbalances in the body. Endocrinologists educate and treat persons with diabetes and metabolic disorders. Hormones vary in function, including growth and development, sensory, reproduction, and more. When there are disorders of the hormones it can be a simple fix or life-threatening. Endocrine glands produce hormones and can play a role in the dysfunction of body systems if there is a disruption of production due to disease.
Major endocrine glands include the thyroid gland, which controls your metabolism, adrenal glands that control your blood pressure and stress, and the pituitary gland, which keeps your hormones in balance. Your primary care physician may refer you to an endocrinologist if you need help managing diabetes or are developing a more serious condition that requires specialized attention.