The endocrinologist system is a complex system composed of glands that release different types of substances called hormones, which control the functions of the organism. Among these glands are: thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands and, pancreas, ovaries and testicles.
In multiple occasions, hormonal and metabolic alterations can occur without any symptoms regardless of age o genre and are diagnosed only when an endocrinological exam is performed.
The endocrinologist is in charge of preventing, diagnosing and treating the diseases of the endocrine and metabolic glands.
Among the most important endocrinological diseases are: diabetes, obesity, cholesterol alterations, osteoporosis and thyroid alterations like: hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.