Welcome to the Qoctor Endocrinology page. The endocrine system of the human body is made up of a variety of glands that produce hormones – these are substances that get released into the bloodstream and send messages to other parts of the body. Major endocrine glands of the body include the thyroid gland, pituitary gland, adrenal glands, ovaries, testes, pineal gland and parathyroid glands. These glands (and the hormones they make) control many of our essential body functions- including growth, energy use, reproduction, mood, sleep, digestion and much more. Of course, sometimes things can go wrong with the endocrine system- certain issues such as thyroid disorders are very common. Others, such as adrenal gland problems, occur much less frequently. Here we discuss some of the endocrine issues that commonly crop up in doctors’ surgeries.
Health Library- Endocrinology