Endocrine hormones control many of the body’s vital functions, including metabolism (how your body converts food to energy), mood, growth and development. When glands that produce endocrine hormones do not work properly, your body may respond through a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Adrenal gland disorders, such as Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome
  • Bone diseases, such as osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Reproductive gland diseases affecting male and female hormones
  • Thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease

Warning signs of endocrine system problems may include excessive thirst, frequent urination, abdominal pain, unusual weight gain or loss, and growth irregularities. The endocrinology specialists at Orlando Health Bayfront Hospital can help by evaluating, diagnosing and managing endocrine conditions and their causes.