An endocrinologist is a specialist who examines the science of the body's ductless (endocrine) glands and their functions. These include the pituitary gland, pancreas, thyroid, adrenal glands and reproductive glands. Altru's endocrinologists work closely with Altru's Diabetes Center.
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- The pancreas is a gland situated behind your stomach responsible for the regulation of insulin levels in the blood. Common problems involving the pancreas include diabetes, cancer and pancreatitis.
- Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located just above the collarbones at the front of the neck. It regulates your body's metabolism and influences heart rate, digestion, muscle strength and cholesterol levels. In the right amounts, thyroid hormones keep your body functioning normally. Too much or too little thyroid hormone can cause a wide range of problems. More common thyroid conditions include hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer.
- The pituitary gland is a small gland in your head responsible for the regulation of many bodily processes, including growth, reproduction and other metabolic activities. Your pituitary gland controls the secretion of many hormones in your body. Pituitary disorders can include gigantism, dwarfism and Cushing's Syndrome.
- The adrenal glands are two triangle-shaped glands that rest on the kidneys. These glands are responsible for the regulation of many hormones, including adrenaline, dopamine and norepinephrine.