Endocrinologists are specially trained physicians in what’s known as endocrinology who diagnose diseases related to the glands. The diseases they are trained to treat often affect other parts of the body beyond glands. While primary care doctors know a lot about the human body, for diseases and conditions directly related to glands they will usually send a patient to an endocrinologist.
Some of the more common conditions treated by endocrinologists include:
- Metabolic disorders
- Lack of growth
- Thyroid diseases
- Over- or under-production of hormones
- Cholesterol disorders