Endocrinology is the science of internal secretion, endocrine glands which produce hormones, action and nature of hormones as well as of disorders resulting from excess or deficiency of hormones in the body.
Endocrinology consultation will address many problems related to internal secretion. Hormones secreted by endocrine system may affect the number of functions of the organism and its normal metabolism. Gland disorders, such as pituitary gland, thyroid, adrenal glands or ovaries, may present with reduced or excessive function of these organs which may result in menstrual disorders, excessive hair growth and many other problems, both gynaecological and systemic.
During the consultation, a specialist collects throughout history, may order tests determining concentration of a hormone in the blood and conduct image studies which will allow for making an accurate diagnosis of disturbances.