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

 

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

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