Endocrinology is the specialty that deals with hormone-related conditions and diseases. Your hormones affect so many systems and functions of the body so this department provides that extra level of care that you need.
Yes, we are the “diabetes doctors” too – although you may not think of it as a hormonal disease. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas, a gland, doesn’t produce enough of the hormone insulin, or the body can’t use insulin properly.
Your Endocrine System
Your endocrine system is made up of a network of glands that secrete hormones. Did you know that humans have over 50 hormones? You may produce only a small amount and it can still have a big impact. From your metabolism to your reproductive functions and even respiration, these hormones regulate your body’s development and growth. As such, they can affect every system in the body including cardiovascular, GI, musculoskeletal, neurology and more. Your glands include…
- Thyroid & Parathyroid
Hormones are sent from the glands into the bloodstream to support tissues in your body. They tell the tissues what to do. If your glands don’t send the right amount of hormones – too much or too little, diseases can develop. Also, factors including genetics, your environment, your diet and stress can affect the endocrine system.
Just Some of the Diseases and Conditions We Treat
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive) and Hypothyroidism (underactive)
- Addison’s disease
- Metabolic disorders
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Graves’ disease
- Low Testosterone
Patients with diabetes may be referred to our Comprehensive Diabetes Center. It was specially designed with you in mind so you can receive customized care and monitoring by a certified diabetes nurse educator.
Some Helpful Websites
- Hormone Health Network
- American Thyroid Association
- Riverside Medical Clinic’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center
Meet our team of endocrinologists
Endocrinologist can diagnose and treat hormone problems, as well as any complications that arise. They’re trained in a wide range of health issues and understand all the newest treatments available. Knowing about your diet, allergies, medications and symptoms also helps to inform our doctors in their tailored diagnosis for you.