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Endocrinology

Understanding endocrinology has led to some significant advances in diagnosis and treatment of related diseases. It is a specialty medical practice that deals with the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete hormones. There are many physiological processes related to these secretions and the effect of disorder related to hormone imbalances can be diffuse and severe. The most common diseases that are treated by an endocrinologist are diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity and osteoporosis. Sexual hormone imbalances, adrenal disorders and pituitary diseases are also treated in the same specialty. The possible diseases related to each of these glands are many and the symptoms vary. The endocrinology specialist will also be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors growing in any of the related glands.

Intermed Care PC is a multispecialty practice with a credible background in endocrinology. With many years of experience in treating various conditions and disorders, the practice has established a great reputation. Only the latest equipment is used for diagnosis and treatment of the patients. The qualified medical personnel are dedicated to offering the best care in their specialty. The practice dedicates resources and time into learning the latest techniques and treatments to ensure that the assistance offered is top-rate.

Common Endocrine Diseases and Treatment

Diabetes is a perhaps the most commonly treated disease by the endocrinologists. It is as a result of lack of production of insulin from the pancreas or the levels are not sufficient to regulate the blood sugar levels. There are two types commonly treated. The endocrinology specialist in the practice focuses on proper diagnosis and provides the information on management of the condition. Insulin administration and follow-up clinic visits are usually recommended to prevent development of other diseases. The doctor may also prescribe oral medication and lifestyle changes. Adrenal glands may produce hormones in excess or insufficient levels causing conditions such as Cushing’s disease or pheochromocytoma. The success of the management of adrenal diseases is very high. If such a condition is not treated in time, it may result in heart or circulatory problems.

Thyroid diseases are very common especially in women. The metabolism is affected severely and the changes and effects are very diffuse. The weight, cholesterol levels, skin, heart rate and even the memory may be affected. The conditions that are related are hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and the thyroid cancer. There are treatments available at the endocrinology practice which includes prescribed medication, surgery and use of radioactive iodine. Rheumatic disorders vary widely and therefore the treatments are tailored to suit the condition. Osteoporosis is a disease that afflicts many people and is as a result of loss of bone density. There are many treatments options available including with hormones such as estrogen and parathyroid hormone. 

Advances in Endocrinology

There is a lot of research being done in the field of endocrinology and progress is being made gradually especially on transplant of related glands. There is also progress on treatment of infertility as well as detailed research on growth problems related to the pituitary glands. You can consult with a specialist at the Intermed Care PC for a checkup or a diagnosis of all endocrine diseases. 

Our Major Specialization

This is one of the most common conditions seen by endocrinologists. This results due to inadequate insulin hormone secreted by the pancreas leading to excess blood sugar that damages various organs.

Endocrinologists treat diabetes with diet and blood sugar reducing medications, including insulin. They also work closely with patients to control blood sugar and monitor them so they can prevent health problems.

This could be an overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism or underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism.

Endocrinologists treat patients reach a hormone balance by replacing or blocking thyroid hormone depending on whether there is hypo or hyperthyroidism.

• Metabolic diseases
• Menopause and its hormonal unbalances
• Over- or underproduction of hormones
• Osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency leading to osteomalacia and rickets in children
• Infertility
• Precocious puberty
• Lack of growth (short stature)
• Pediatric endocrine diseases
• Excessive growth or acromegaly/gigantism
• Cancers of the endocrine glands
• High blood pressure due to endocrine dysfunctions like adrenal gland tumors pheochromocytoma
• High blood cholesterol or lipid abnormalities associated with heart disease