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What is endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the study of hormones in the body. There are numerous hormones produced by glands in the body including the pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, ovary and testis.

An endocrinologist is a specialist who deals with disorders that are caused as a result of abnormal glands, their hormonal functions and their related disorders. These encompass a wide range of problems including overactive or underactive thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, cholesterol abnormalities, hypertension, obesity and diabetes mellitus.