Endocrinology is the field of medicine that deals with the treatment of conditions and diseases that pertain to the glands that produce hormones.
The main glands that are treated by endocrinology are the adrenal, the gonad, the pancreas, the parathyroid, the pituitary and the thyroid.
Some of the conditions that are treated by endocrinology specialists in Mexicali are:
Adrenal disorders are conditions that affect the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla, located on top of the liver. These disorders may be genetic or acquired. If untreated, these disorders can be life threatening. One of the most common malfunctions caused by an adrenal disorder is the incorrect imbalance of salts and water in the body.
Diabetes is a disease that is characterized by high blood sugar. It is caused because the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or because cells do not respond to the insulin produced.
Hyperparathyroidism is the irregular over-activity of the parathyroid glands. This results in increased levels of parathyroid hormone, which regulates the levels of calcium in the body. Because calcium is needed for proper bone maintenance, hyperparathyroidism may cause loss of bone strength or structure.
People who have tried and failed to lose weight with diet and exercise might have a glandular disorder, most likely a problem with the thyroids gland. Test should be conducted to rule a glandular disorder out before deciding to go for a more invasive treatment, like surgery.