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Hormones Australia is an initiative of the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA). Its purpose is to increase awareness and provide information about hormones and how they affect the body, as well as information about common hormone-related conditions.

The Endocrine Society of Australia is the national authority and peak body for the treatment of endocrine related conditions and disease, and a specialist society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).

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The Endocrine System

The endocrine system is the body’s communication network. It is made up of specialised glands, which make and release hormones into the blood.

Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through the blood to different parts of the body. They are signals that tell the body to act in a certain way. Hormones are recognised by their target receptors in a “lock and key” system. Each hormone (key) fits exactly into its receptor (lock). Only those parts of the body that have the receptor (lock) can respond to the hormone (key). This is why hormones affect some parts of the body, but have no effect on others.

Endocrine Glands
Endocrine Diseases
Endocrine Glands
Endocrine Diseases

When Should You See An Endocrinologist?


Endocrinologists are doctors who specialise in the endocrine system.

They are medical experts who care for people affected by a wide range of conditions caused by problems with glands and hormones.

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Hormones affect every single cell in the body.

280 Australians develop diabetes EVERY DAY (one every 5 minutes).

Osteoporosis affects over 1 million Australians.

Both estrogen and testosterone are important for male and female health.

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Preventing blindness in people with diabetes

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Endocrine Diseases|Tags: , , , , , |

Most people with diabetes understand how important it is to manage their blood glucose levels. This is because poor control of glucose levels can lead to a number of serious problems. These problems can be described under two headings: Microvascular [...]

When to worry about irregular periods

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , |

For many women, that ‘time of the month’ isn’t actually a monthly occurrence at all. In fact, about one third of women do not have regular periods. This can mean that the time between periods is very long, or changes [...]

Viagra comes of age in Australia

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Therapies|Tags: , , , , |

It has been 21 years since Viagra® burst onto the Australian market as the first oral medication to treat erectile dysfunction. What quickly became a multi-billion-dollar industry all began with an accidental discovery during a standard drug trial for a [...]

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