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?
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)
ECED Patient Information leaflets
A full list of endocrine patient support groups is available on the Society for Endocrinology website.