Endocrinology Conditions & Disorders | MedStar Health
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Our endocrine specialists are committed to better understanding and treating endocrine disorders. The endocrine system is comprised of major glands—including the thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, parathyroid, and pituitary glands—that produce hormones—such as insulin, thyroid hormone, parathyroid hormone, cortisol, testosterone, estrogen, and prolactin—which travel in the bloodstream to tissues or organs to affect body processes. These hormones are instrumental in:

  • Growth and development
  • Metabolism
  • Reproduction
  • Mood
  • Sexual function

When the endocrine glands are not working properly, by either producing too much or too little of a certain hormone, other parts of the body can’t perform well, which can have drastic and varied effects on the way a person feels. If you think you have such a disorder, visit your primary care provider (PCP) who can run the necessary tests to learn how to approach your condition.

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A group of 5 doctors from the MedStar Health Pituitary specialty group pose for a photo in the lobby of MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Expert endocrine care

Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our endocrinologists.