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Endocrinology

Endocrinology

A branch of medicine dealing with the study of the endocrine system and the hormones endocrine glands secrete is known as endocrinology. There are glands in the endocrine system that releases hormones into the blood which causes growth, metabolism, sensory perception, tissue function, psychological and behavioral mechanism, mood swings, and other functions in the human body.

Endocrinologists are specialists who diagnose and treat disorders of the endocrine system that involves various issues of organs in the system including ovaries, pituitary glands, testes, pancreas, and adrenals. These doctors treat a lot of conditions resulting from hormonal imbalances and disorders of the endocrine system.  From thyroid problem to reduced metabolism, pancreas issues, and others, endocrinologists address every health problem caused in the endocrine system. An endocrinologist needs to complete four years of the college program and then attain four more years of education from medical school. And then after that, they need to undergo residential program in a hospital for three years to get training and work experience. Along with this, they require specific training in the endocrinology department for another two to three years.