You & Your Hormones is the official public information website of the Society for Endocrinology
This section provides in depth information on issues relating to hormones and endocrine conditions. Here you can find feature articles on the effects of hormones on our bodies and in the world around us. You can also find information on the latest guidelines produced by the Society for Endocrinology and other relevant organisations.
This article describes hormones that play an important role in pregnancy and labour.
This is a patient factsheet summarising the Society for Endocrinology’s position statement on male hypogonadism and ageing.
This is a patient factsheet on the Society for Endocrinology’s guidance document on the initial evaluation of a child with a suspected disorder of sex development.
The use of laboratory animals is essential to medical research. Scientists experiment on animals in order to further our understanding of life and disease and without them many life saving treatments would remain undiscovered.
Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder can influence hormone levels causing physical and psychological problems. Unhealthy eating styles can affect hormones that regulate metabolism, fertility and pregnancy.
The height a person reaches as an adult is a result of their genes as well as general health and nutrition during their years of growth. Normal growth is controlled by hormones such as growth hormone, sex hormones and thyroid hormones.
The study of animal reproductive systems and regular monitoring of reproductive hormones is important for conservation. By measuring hormones in animals we can learn about the basic reproductive biology of threatened or endangered wildlife species.
Hormone replacement therapy (or HRT) is the replacement of female sex hormones oestrogen and progesterone in women to control symptoms of the menopause. HRT is linked with a small increase in the risk of breast cancer.
Addison’s Disease Self Help Group guidelines on glucocorticoid medication requirements for surgery and dentistry in primary adrenal insufficiency
NICE guidance for the use of human growth hormone for the treatment of growth failure in children
NICE guidance on treatment of adults with growth hormone deficiency
NICE guidelines on chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis
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Below are listed guidelines that the Society for Endocrinology has written or contributed to, which promote good clinical practice.
Society for Endocrinology position statement on hypogonadism and ageing (pdf) (97kb)
This information leaflet produced by the Society for Endocrinology provides an introduction to the causes and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency and the tests used to diagnose this condition.
UK Guidelines Androgens Male (pdf) (189kb)
These guidelines on the role of androgens in the management of sexual problems in men were produced by the British Society for Sexual Medicine in association with the Society for Endocrinology and others.
UK Guidelines Androgens Female (pdf) (182kb)
These guidelines on the role of androgens in the management of sexual problems in women were produced by the British Society for Sexual Medicine in association with the Society for Endocrinology and others.
Protocol using oral phenoxybenzamine to prepare patients with catecholamine-secreting phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma for surgery (PDF) (kb)
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