Our endocrine system consists of a series of glands that produce hormones to regulate our body’s internal functions, such as our growth and development, metabolism, reproduction, mood and sleep. Some organs like our kidneys, liver and heart possess secondary endocrine functions to assist the endocrine system. Needless to say, this system is an extremely vital part of our health and endocrine diseases can often be dangerous when left untreated.
Some examples of endocrine disorders are:
Although endocrinologists treat conditions related to the endocrine system, not all patients who experience endocrine diseases are required to see an endocrinologist. Our endocrinologists often work together with our internists and other doctors, where their expertise is invaluable. If you have a serious endocrine complication, our endocrinologists will play a more active role to help you get better.
If you experience any conditions related to your endocrine system and are unsure of who to consult, rest assured that our endocrinologists will be working with your primary care doctor here at Island Hospital to help you recover.