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Hormones Australia

Vision and mission

Hormones Australia aims to improve the health of Australians through increasing understanding about hormones and hormone-related conditions.

How Hormones Australia can help

Hormones Australia provides current, evidence-based information, best practise advice and the outcomes of the latest research informed by Australia’s world leaders in endocrinology.

Hormones Australia is hosted by the Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA).

The Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA) is the national authority for the treatment of endocrine related conditions and disease, and a specialist society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). ESA is a non-profit organisation of scientists and clinicians who conduct research and practice in the field of Endocrinology.

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Last reviewed: August 2020

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Adrenal Insufficiency - Hormones Australia

In people with normal adrenal function, the adrenal glands produce a number of hormones that rise and fall naturally throughout the day, and in response to stress and illness.

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Stress and comfort eating: the hormone connection - Hormones Australia

During stress, eating certain foods seems to make us feel better. Dr Belinda Henry explains the hormones underlying the urge to comfort eat, and why they make us feel less stressed.

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Understanding Type 2 Diabetes - Hormones Australia

Type 2 Diabetes is a condition where blood sugar (glucose) levels are high. This happens when the pancreas does not make enough insulin and/or insulin doesn't work properly.

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Hypothalamus - Hormones Australia %

What is the hypothalamus and what hormones does it produce? The hypothalamus is the main link between the brain and the nervous sytem. It produces a number of hormones, including corticotrophin releasing hormone (CRH), thyrotrophin releasing hormone (TRH), gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GRH), growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH), oxytocin, anti-diuretic hormone, somatostatin and dopamine.

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Preventing blindness in people with diabetes - Hormones Australia

Diabetes is the leading cause of preventable blindness in Australia. A staggering 1 in 3–4 Australians with diabetes have some degree of...

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Testosterone therapy for women - Hormones Australia

A Global Consensus Statement addresses the benefits and potential risks of testosterone therapy for women and provides recommendations for testosterone prescribing.

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Does hormone therapy really increase breast cancer risk? - Hormones Australia

Recent research has suggested a link betwen hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer risk. Experts discuss what this means to women currently taking menopausal hormone therapy.

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Osteoporosis - Hormones Australia

Over 1.2 million Australians have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. It is a condition where the bones lose strength and become thin and fragile...

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Ovaries - Hormones Australia

Ovaries produce and release eggs (ova) and make the hormones estrogen, progesterone and some testosterone. These hormones regulate the menstrual cycle and protect bone health.

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Find An Endocrinologist - Hormones Australia

An endocrinologist is a doctor who specialises in hormones and conditions caused by problems with hormones. Use our search tool to find an endocrinologist near you.

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