The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Endocrinology

Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with the study of hormones, hormone-secreting glands, and their related disorders. Hormones are chemical messengers produced by various glands in the body, such as the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal gland, and pancreas, and are responsible for regulating various physiological and metabolic functions in the body. Endocrinologists diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and related disorders, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, growth disorders, reproductive disorders. It also identifies and treats complaints such as parathyroid, osteoporosis and rare metabolic bone.