An internist who concentrates on disorders of the internal (endocrine) glands such as the thyroid and adrenal glands. The principle problems endocrinologists encounter include goiter, thyroid nodules, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, hyper and hypocalcaemia, adrenal cortex dysfunction, endocrine hypertension, gonadal disorders, disorders of sodium and water balance, manifestations of pituitary disorders, disorders of bone metabolism, and hyperlipidemia.
An endocrinologist is a specialist doctor, who specializes in the endocrine system, which includes diabetes, thyroid, etc. The endocrine system involves a number of feedback mechanisms, so that often one hormone will control the action or release of another secondary hormone if there is too much of the secondary hormone, it may provide negative feedback to the primary hormone, maintaining homeostasis.
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