What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the medical branch that focuses on the disorders of the endocrine system and the secretions of hormones. 

What spectrum of health problems are addressed?

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of endocrine disorders. It focuses on the growth and development, tissue function, lactation, reproduction, mood, sleep, metabolism, digestion, respiration, excretion, stress, movement, and sensory perception caused by hormones.

Which are the most common symptoms?

Some of the common symptoms of the endocrine illness include – 

  • Lack of energy , Depression , Osteoporosis , Recurrent headaches , Kidney stones , Weight loss , Tremors , Anxiety , Rapid heartbeat , Thinning of the skin.

Who is more predisposed to such conditions?

Gender –

Women are found to be at a higher risk of endocrine disorders as compared to men. 

Age –

Children are at a higher risk of endocrine disorders as the hormone secretion decrease with age. 

Inherited traits –

Genetics play an important role in transmitting endocrine disorders from a family member (blood relative) to you. 

Lifestyle –

Improper nutrition and an imbalanced diet may lead to endocrine disorders. 

Pre-existing disorders –

Acromegaly, Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome, Diabetes mellitus, Hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Tumours may invite endocrine disorders. 


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