Endocrinology is a biological and medical branch that covers the problems related to the endocrine system such as hormonal diseases. This system includes many glands that release hormones into blood directly instead of the duct system. So these are ductless glands and promote a wide range of functions. Therefore a problem can impose various effects on targeted organs.
This branch deals with integration of behavioral and psychological activities, differentiation, growth and event proliferation. It manages the problems caused by hormonal changes like sensory perception, reproduction, movement, lactation, stress, mood, excretion, respiration, digestion, sleep, tissue function, metabolism and growth and development. The specialization includes comparative endocrinology.
Endocrinologist is a specialist doctor in endocrinology- understanding the hormonal balance in the body. They incorporate in managing and treating followed by diagnosing various conditions affecting the endocrine system.
Imaging tests- It includes CT scan, MRI, parathyroid scan, bone density, X-ray, radioactive iodine test and scan and thyroid scan, fine-needle aspiration and thyroid ultrasound imaging.
Hormonal imbalance, genetic factors and tumors are key causes for endocrine disorders. These greatly affect hormones leading to a number of symptoms influencing mood, sexual function, metabolism and growth and development.
Visit and consult an Endocrinologist if you are suffering from hormonal disorders!