Educating patients for a long and healthier life is one of the main functions of the endocrinologist.

Endocrinology is a specialty that studies the endocrine system, which is composed of hormone-producing glands – substances produced in an organ of the body, secreted into the bloodstream, and that perform functions in other areas of the body, regulating specific functions.

The main areas of expertise for the specialist, known as an endocrinologist, are: thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, or thyroid nodules; diabetes; obesity; cholesterol or triglyceride disorders; growth problems; menstrual disorders.