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Endocrine hormones control many of the body’s vital functions, including metabolism (how your body converts food to energy), mood, growth and development. When glands that produce endocrine hormones do not work properly, your body may respond through a wide variety of conditions, including:

Warning signs of endocrine system problems may include excessive thirst, frequent urination, abdominal pain, unusual weight gain or loss, and growth irregularities. The endocrinology specialists at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg can help by evaluating, diagnosing and managing endocrine conditions and their causes.