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Endocrinology is the field of medicine involved in the diagnosis, treatment and care of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development. It consists of the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, pancreas, adrenal cortex, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands and gonads.
The amount of hormones produced by each gland is carefully balanced. Too much or too little of a certain hormone can have effects throughout the body and cause various endocrine disorders. Many of the hormones produced by the endocrine glands interact with each other to maintain balance.
An endocrinologist is an internist with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal disorders.
These doctors specialize in the treatment of:
Centegra Physician Care has two physicians dedicated to endocrinology services. They are available five days a week in Crystal Lake, Huntley and McHenry.