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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.

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When Should You See An Endocrinologist?

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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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Delayed sleep: implications and practical interventions

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: Drugs & Therapies, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |

Going to bed each night, and especially the time at which we do so, is much more biologically determined than we realise, and is not always a simple matter of conscious choice...

Why does my blood glucose level rise in the morning?

By |July 19th, 2019|Categories: Endocrine Diseases, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |

A high blood glucose (sugar) level first thing in the morning can be very confusing. Especially if you have been taking your diabetes medication and following your dietary plan. Here we explain some of the reasons why morning blood glucose [...]

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: Endocrine Diseases, Lifestyle|Tags: , , |

Every 5 minutes, one person is diagnosed with diabetes in Australia. That’s 280 more people with diabetes every day. Around 1.2 million Australians have diabetes. Around half a million more Australians are estimated to have undiagnosed diabetes. Leaving diabetes undiagnosed [...]

Neurosurgeon becomes Ironman to raise awareness about pituitary conditions

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: Community, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

Dr Yi Yuen (Ian) Wang has helped patients with pituitary conditions for more than 15 years. As a neurosurgeon, he has witnessed the fatigue, illness, pain and stress these conditions can cause and recognises the impact this has on patient’s [...]

Men’s Health Week: See your GP as part of a regular maintenance schedule

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Community, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |

Men are getting pretty good at looking after their own health. Over the last 10-20 years in Australia, male life expectancy has [...]

Neurosurgeon becomes Ironman to raise awareness about pituitary conditions

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: Community, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

Dr Yi Yuen (Ian) Wang has helped patients with pituitary conditions for more than 15 years. As a neurosurgeon, he [...]

Men’s Health Week: See your GP as part of a regular maintenance schedule

By |June 14th, 2019|Categories: Community, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |

Men are getting pretty good at looking after their own health. Over the last 10-20 years in Australia, male life expectancy has [...]

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