Endocrinology is concerned with study of the biosynthesis, storage, chemistry, biochemical and physiological function of hormones and with the cells of the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete them.
The endocrine system consists of several glands, all in different parts of the body, that secrete hormones directly into the blood rather than into a duct system. Hormones have many different functions and modes of action; one hormone may have several effects on different target organs, and, conversely, one target organ may be affected by more than one hormone.
Endocrinology covers such human functions as the coordination of metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. Endocrinology also focuses on the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete hormones.
In AMC endocrinologist diagnoses and treats hormone problems by attempting to restore hormone balance within the body’s system. The following diseases or disorders are commonly treated by endocrinologists high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, osteoporosis, cholesterol problems, menopause, metabolic disorders, thyroid diseases, excessive or insufficient production of hormones, some cancers, short stature, and infertility.