Endocrinology is the study of your body’s hormones and Endocrinologists help treat and manage several conditions that affect your endocrine system.

Common areas that impact hormone and endocrine systems;

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Growth disorders
  • Obesity or Adiposity Based Chronic Disease (ABCD)
  • Sexual function and reproduction
  • Thyroid dysfunction

Endocrinologists work to ensure that the different systems in the body communicate well with each other by correcting hormonal imbalances. Endocrinologists perform a series of tests to understand the problem, determine the best treatment, and help patients with lifestyle changes (when possible) that can improve their medical condition.

A hormone is a chemical messenger that travels from one endocrine gland or organ in your body to another part of your body through your blood. Hormones help parts of your body communicate with other parts and have a large role in many key bodily functions.

Diabetes and Metabolic Conditions

In the United States, one of the most common metabolic conditions that require management plans is diabetes.  Diabetes is a condition that can impact people of all ages and races, yet has distinct differences in how people are treated based on the specifics of the disease itself.

Type 1 diabetes – A person’s pancreas can no longer make insulin due to an autoimmune attack.

Type 2 diabetes – Your body makes insulin properly, but your body isn’t using it properly.

Gestational diabetes  – A temporary condition of diabetes that is specific to pregnancy.

Pancreatic diabetes – Caused by chronic pancreatitis.

Brittle diabetes – Severe swings in blood sugar levels.

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) – Late-onset Type 1 diabetes.

Metabolic syndrome – A group of conditions that can include high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high blood triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and a large waistline.

Obesity – Significant weight gain, with the difficulty of having proper metabolism to lower weight.

Our Endocrinologists work closely with Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) to ensure our patients get a total health plan that puts them on the best path to optimum health.

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