Endocrinology

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Endocrinology is the medical specialty that deals with the study of the endocrine system and diseases caused by its improper functioning. This system is composed of glands that release different types of substances called hormones, which control the functions of the entire organism, within them are: the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, adrenal gland, pancreas, ovaries and testicles.

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It is important to check our metabolic system since in many cases hormonal and metabolic alterations occur asymptomatically without distinction of age or gender, and are discovered until a medical evaluation is carried out, however they can directly affect our quality of life.

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Among the diseases that this specialty treats most frequently we can find:

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  • Obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Cholesterol disorders

  • Osteoporosis

  • Menstrual disorders

  • Acromegaly

  • Thyroid disorders (such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism)

  • Puberty changes

  • Transition to climacteric (postmenopause)

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Dr. Christopher Mora Aguilar