Endocrinology is a medical specialty that deals with the endocrine system, it's related conditions, diseases, diagnosis as well as hormonal imbalances and disorders. The endocrine system consists of organs such as the thyroid gland, pituitary gland, the pancreas, adrenal glands, the ovaries and the testes. They are responsible for the production of hormones essential for the body to function, and changes to any of them due to a disease or disorder can lead to hormonal imbalances,
Metabolic function of the body is dependent on the health of the endocrine system. Diseases and conditions may arise when the organs and glands do not function as they should. They include diabetes, infertility, obesity and depression.