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I am a medical doctor. I have trained in general medicine and then specialised in endocrinology. This is a branch of medicine that manages disorders of the endocrine system and its secretions called hormones. These are chemical messengers that communicate between various organs and tissues in the body. They are secreted into the blood and are the means by which one gland can “talk” to another gland/tissue to alter its function. My particular area of interest is in neuroendocrinology which involves how areas of the brain (such as the hypothalamus and pituitary gland) control the secretion of hormones from other endocrine glands. My other specific clinical interests include pituitary and adrenal gland diseases and neuroendocrine tumours.