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Endocrinology involves treatment for a variety of diseases related to hormonal disorders, glandular problems and the body’s inability to properly manage blood glucose (sugars). The body’s endocrine system includes the pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, pineal, hypothalamus, adrenal and pituitary glands, ovaries, and testes. It also includes many other organs that respond to, modify or metabolize hormones.
Some conditions endocrinologists may treat include:
- Cholesterol (lipid) disorders
- High blood pressure
- Obesity or metabolic disorders
- Overproduction or underproduction of hormones
- Thyroid diseases
If you have a question regarding an endocrinology condition, ask your primary care provider to refer you to an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.