Endocrinology

Endocrinology is the study of medicine that relates to the endocrine system, which is the system that controls hormones.

What is the Endocrine System?

The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and secrete hormones that the body uses for a wide range of functions. These control many different bodily functions, including:

  • Respiration
  • Metabolism
  • Reproduction
  • Sensory perception
  • Movement
  • Sexual development
  • Growth

Hormones are produced by glands and sent into the bloodstream to the various tissues in the body. They send signals to those tissues to tell them what they are supposed to do. When the glands do not produce the right amount of hormones, diseases develop that can affect many aspects of life.

Talk to your physician about a referral to Molly Schooley, PA-C.  Molly is a Physician Assistant specializing in endocrinology and would be a powerful ally in your healthcare needs.

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