By Brandi Aurelio

The endocrine system is an extremely important network of glands in your body. This system is responsible for almost everything and every function in your body. A bad endocrine system can result in complications like developmental issues, weight gain, bone weakness and fatigue.

The endocrine system and your body’s hormones go hand in hand. The endocrine system is responsible for making hormones that control things like your mood, development, metabolism, reproduction, and even your organs. It also regulates how those hormones are released into your bloodstream.

There are many glands that make up the endocrine system. The glands in your brain include the hypothalamus, pituitary, and pineal. Then there are the thyroid and parathyroid glands. The thymus and adrenal glands, the pancreas, and ovaries in women, testes in men. Essentially, the endocrine system spans throughout the entire body.

WNY Medical has an amazing group of endocrinology providers that are ready to help you should you feel like something may be off. Visit wnymedical.com or cal 716-923-4383 today to set up an appointment.

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