Endocrinology/Metabolics Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dealing with endocrine and metabolic disorders. The endocrine system is made of hormone producing glands, such as the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenals, pituitary, and hypothalamus. These hormones control reproduction, metabolism, and growth and development.

Endocrinologists are specially trained doctors in treating hormone imbalances and problems. Most endocrine disorders are chronic and need continuous treatment. Some commonly treated endocrine disorders include diabetes mellitus, thyroid and hyperparathyroid disorders, and osteoporosis. Some less common but serious endocrine disorders include, but are not limited to: Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, pheochromocytoma, and disorders of sexual development.

In the United States, the most common endocrine disease is diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases categorized by a deficiency in insulin production or the ability of the body to use it. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2010, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States (8.3% of the population) have diabetes. The study and treatment of diabetes has made endocrinology/metabolics one of the most in-demand and important medical sects.

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