The endocrine system includes the adrenal glands, the hypothalamus, the pancreas, the parathyroid, the pineal gland, the pituitary gland, the ovaries, the testicles, and the thyroid, all of which are actively involved in major and minor life processes. Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from endocrine diseases and disorders, including several million who have hyperactive thyroids and 16 million with diabetes. The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders is a complete guide to the endocrine system and everything related to it. Including both major and minor issues, several hundred detailed entries cover treatments, medications, symptoms, illnesses, social issues, anatomy, and much more. Comprehensive in scope, this accessible encyclopedia contains appendixes listing useful resources, organizations and associations, and publications. Examining a wide array of different health topics in clear and concise language, The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders is an important reference for people of all ages.