Did you know that many medical conditions are the result of hormone imbalances in the endocrine system? If you’ve been diagnosed with any of the conditions below, or are exhibiting any of their related symptoms, you should consider talking to your provider about treatment.
- Diabetes is the most common endocrine system disorder and occurs when blood sugar levels are consistently above normal. It can be caused by your body's inability to make insulin (Type 1), your body not responding to the effects of insulin (Type 2), or even pregnancy (Gestational).
- Thyroid disorders occur in the endocrine glands of the neck and affect almost all the metabolic processes in the body. They include hyperthyroidism (overproduction of thyroid hormones), hypothyroidism (underproduction of thyroid hormones), goiter (enlargement of the gland below the Adam’s apple), and thyroid cancer.
- Osteoporosis occurs as we get older and causes bones to become weak and brittle. This can lead to bone fractures, particularly in the hip, wrist, and spine.
- Low testosterone happens when the testicles begin producing less testosterone. This condition is common in men as they age and can lead to low sex drive, erectile disfunction, loss of muscle mass, and fatigue.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common condition in women of reproductive age. It occurs when women produce high levels of male hormones, which can lead to skipped menstrual periods, difficulty getting pregnant, baldness, and hair growth on the face and body.
At AdvantageCare Physicians, we’ll get to know the whole you and create a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. So, if you think you might have a hormone disorder, or just want to get a check-up, make an appointment today.