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Endocrinology

Expert Care for Hormonal Diseases

Your endocrine system controls the production of hormones in your body, and endocrinology is the study of hormone-related diseases and the glands and tissues that produce them. Our bodies have more than 50 hormones, and our expert endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat conditions and complications that can become compounded by hormone imbalance. 

Hormone imbalances are the underlying reason for a wide range of medical conditions. They regulate your metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception, and movements. Even in small amounts, hormones can significantly impact your bodily function and development. 

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Causes of Endocrine Disorders

The cause of your endocrine disorder will vary depending on the specific gland involved, but most people with an endocrine disease complain of fatigue and weakness. 

Endocrine disorders are typically grouped into two categories: 

  1. Glands producing too much or too little of a hormone, called hormone imbalance
  2. The development of lesions like tumors or nodules in the endocrine system can affect hormone levels

Your decreased or increased hormone levels may be caused by:

  • Disease
  • Failure of a gland to stimulate another gland
  • Genetic disorder
  • Infection
  • Injury to an endocrine gland
  • Problem with your endocrine feedback system
  • Tumor in an endocrine gland

The endocrine specialists will order blood and urine tests to check your hormone levels and accurately diagnose whether or not you have an endocrine disorder.

Symptoms of Endocrine Disorders

The symptoms of your endocrine disorder will vary depending on the gland involved, but the most common symptoms include:

  • Changes in your blood glucose levels or cholesterol levels
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Weakness
  • Weight fluctuations

If you are struggling with symptoms like this, please schedule an endocrinology appointment today.

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