Crozer Health endocrinologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and disorders of the thyroid, metabolism and endocrine system. The endocrine system consists of the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, pancreas, adrenal cortex, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands and gonads.
The endocrine system uses hormones to control and coordinate your body's internal metabolism (or homeostasis) energy level, reproduction, growth and development and response to injury, stress and environmental factors. The amount of hormones produced by each gland is carefully balanced. Too much or too little of a certain hormone can have effects throughout the body and cause various endocrine disorders. Many of the hormones produced by the endocrine glands interact with each other to maintain this delicate balance.
Crozer Health's experienced, board-certified endocrinologists treat all types of disorders of the endocrine system for patients ages 18 - adult.
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