What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is the field of medicine that specializes in the care of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth, and sexual development. The endocrine system consists of:
- Pituitary gland
- Adrenal cortex
- Thyroid gland
- Parathyroid glands
The amount of hormones produced by each gland is carefully balanced, and the hormones produced by the endocrine glands interact with each other to maintain this balance. Too much or too little of a certain hormone can have effects throughout the body and cause various endocrine disorders.
What do Endocrinologists Treat?
Convenient Locations for Endocrinology Care
Centegra Endocrinology Services are conveniently located in Crystal Lake, Huntley and Woodstock.
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