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Our Endocrinology Division can help get your system in balance
Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine system, which controls the hormones in your body. Endocrinologists diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions affecting the endocrine system, including diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, infertility, cholesterol problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity and more.
The hormones in your body all have particular jobs to do. There are up to 40 different hormones circulating in your blood at any time. Once released into the bloodstream, a hormone travels throughout the body until it reaches its specific destination(s) to perform its function. These destinations, called targets, can be located either on other endocrine glands or on other organs and tissues in the body.
It is complex, which is why it takes a specialist
Hormonal function is like a balancing act. Too much or too little of one hormone can have an impact on the release of other hormones. Often the body itself can fix these imbalances because it has built-in mechanisms to keep track of and respond to any changes in hormone levels to bring them back to normal and restore the balance.
Sometimes, however, this system goes wrong and there can be a problem that the body can’t fix itself. In this case, a primary care physician will refer you to an Endocrinologist, who is an expert in treating frequently complex (and often chronic) conditions which can involve several different systems within the body. That’s where we come in. Our endocrinology team will provide testing and treatments to balance your system and help maintain that balance so you will feel relief and have your quality of life restored.