We offer quality care for our endocrine patients by offering patient therapies that include thyroid disorders, thyroid biopsies, diabetic care, insulin pump therapy, male hormone therapy, weight loss management, osteoporosis, lipid management and more.
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Type 1 DM results from the pancreas’s failure to produce enough insulin. This form was previously referred to as “insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus” (IDDM) or “juvenile diabetes”. The cause is unknown.
Type 2 DM begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin properly. As the disease progresses a lack of insulin may also develop. This form was previously referred to as “non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus” (NIDDM) or “adult-onset diabetes”. The most common cause is excessive body weight and insufficient exercise.
Gestational diabetes is the third main form and occurs when pregnant women without a previous history of diabetes develop high blood sugar levels.
There are four general types: 1) hypothyroidism (low function) caused by not having enough thyroid hormones; 2) hyperthyroidism (high function) caused by having too much thyroid hormones; 3) structural abnormalities, most commonly an enlargement of the thyroid gland; and 4) tumors which can be benign or cancerous.
A pituitary disease is a disorder primarily affecting the pituitary gland. Most common Pituitary adenoma, Hypopituitarism, Hyperpituitarism, Diabetes insipidus, Adrenal gland disorder.
Metabolic disease is a disease caused by some defect in the chemical reactions of the cells of the body.
Metabolic syndrome a combination including at least three of the following: abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, low level of high-density lipoproteins, hypertension, and high fasting plasma glucose level. It is associated with an increased risk for development of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.
Endocrine glands, which are special groups of cells, make hormones. The major endocrine glands are the pituitary, pineal, thymus, thyroid, adrenal glands, and pancreas. In addition, men produce hormones in their testes and women produce them in their ovaries.
Male- Testicular conditions including impotence, loss of sexual interest, Diminished testosterone production, hypogonadism
Female- Ovarian conditions including abnormal menstrual cycles, polycystic ovary syndrome, hirsutism.
Adrenal gland disorders are conditions that interfere with the normal functioning of the adrenal glands. Adrenal disorders may cause hyperfunction or hypofunction and may be congenital or acquired.
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