An endocrinologist studies diseases and disorders of the endocrine system and its secretions known as hormones.
Endocrinologists also study how the endocrine system effects metabolism, growth, tissue function, sleep, digestion, respiration, mood, reproduction and even sensory perception. Glands make up the endocrine system, which secrete many different types of hormones.
Symptoms and Treatments of Endocrine Disorders?
Symptoms vary according to the condition or disease being treated. Diabetes, the most common endocrine problem in the U.S., wouldn't have all of the same symptoms as other endocrine disorders. Symptoms vary widely from disorder to disorder, and so do treatments. Generally speaking, medication and surgery are options to treat different endocrine problems. In either case endocrinologists seek to correct any hormonal imbalance. Treatment for endocrine disorders can be complicated and routine bloodwork is necessary in order to keep the hormone levels in check.