• Anatomy

    Disorders of the Endocrine System

    Disorders of the endocrine system and psychological symptoms The endocrine system is a network of glands that secrete substances called hormones into the bloodstream. The hormones regulate the body’s metabolism. If the body has too much or too little of a certain hormone, the feedback system signals the proper gland or glands to correct the problem. A hormone imbalance may occur if this feedback system can’t maintain the right level of hormones in the bloodstream, and may lead to endocrine disorders. There are many different types of endocrine disorders. Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder diagnosed in the United States. Adrenal insufficiency. The adrenal gland releases too little of…