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Most people have a basic idea of what hormones are but may not have a full understanding of their function and how important they are to everyone and to our well-being!

Endocrinology is the study of hormones in the human body and their role in health and disease. The endocrine system is a network of glands and organs. It uses hormones to control and coordinate the body’s metabolism, energy level, reproduction, growth and development, response to injury, stress, and mood. Hormones are essential for our everyday survival. Our general well-being is determined by these biological messengers from the moment we are born to our final days of life.

To learn more about endocrinology and the endocrine system, take a moment to look at the infographic and animation below!

Watch our video and find out more about why hormones matter!