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Your Health and Hormones

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We are here to help you understand how hormones work and use that knowledge to manage your health.

We empower high-quality, equitable healthcare for people with hormone health conditions, including diabetes and obesity, infertility, thyroid conditions, osteoporosis, and hormone-related cancers. Together, we promote an environment that helps people of all backgrounds and ethnicities access the medical care they need.

Through our multi-lingual educational materials, and EndoCares® program, the Endocrine Society provides opportunities for you to connect with endocrinologists across the globe. For more than two decades, our 18,000 members have leveraged their medical and scientific expertise to provide trusted information to the public.

What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the study of medicine that relates to the endocrine system, which is the system that controls hormones. Hormones regulate:

  • Breathing 
  • Metabolism, which is the chemical process of converting food into energy 
  • Reproduction 
  • Sensory perception 
  • Movement 
  • Sexual development 
  • Growth 

Hormones are produced by glands and sent into the bloodstream to the various tissues in the body. They send signals to those tissues to tell them what they are supposed to do. When the glands do not produce the right amount of hormones, diseases develop that can affect many aspects of life.

Endocrinologists are specially trained physicians, who treat those that suffer from hormonal imbalances. They have thoroughly studied hormonal conditions and know the best treatments and therapies. options. Most general practitioners have the skills necessary to diagnose and treat basic hormonal conditions, but sometimes the help of a specialist is needed.

DISCLAIMER: WE DO NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE - The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational and educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Who We Are

For 100 years, the Endocrine Society has been at the forefront of hormone science and public health. Read about our history and how we continue to serve the endocrine community.