What is the Endocrine system?

The endocrine system is the hormone regulating system in the body. Organs and glands such as the pancreas, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, pineal gland, thyroid, thymus, and adrenal gland, are in charge of the creation and secretion of hormones and body chemicals into the bloodstream.

This complex process regulates many functions of the body, such as growth, metabolism, regulates body temperature, fertility, development, controls appetite, and maintains all physiological cycles functioning correctly.

Disorders in this system may cause problems such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, obesity as a result of hyperthyroidism, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,  and Graves’ disease.