Patient Information & Support


What is endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the study of hormones. Hormones are chemicals which are produced by a variety of glands and travel in the blood stream to exert their effects, often upon a range of different organ systems. The following are examples of hormones:

The endocrine clinic deals with conditions and problems which occur when the body produces either too little or too much hormone.  Some examples are provided in the table below:


Where can I get further information?

General Information

You and Your Hormones is a patient information resource produced by the Society for Endocrinology (UK)

The Hormone Health Network is a patient information resource produced by the Endocrine Society (USA)

Thyroid Information

British Thyroid Foundation

Pituitary Disease

The Pituitary Foundation

ECED Patient Information leaflets

Testosterone replacement in men


Sick day rules for desmopressin

A full list of endocrine patient support groups is available on the Society for Endocrinology website.