How are endocrine system diseases diagnosed?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Doctors are typically able to diagnose endocrine system diseases by measuring your blood levels of endocrine hormones. Your doctor might need you to fast, take medication, or eat particular foods for a brief period prior to your blood test. Often, this is done to help stimulate your endocrine system to produce more of a particular hormone or hormones, in order to make it easier for your doctor to evaluate endocrine function.

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