If a metabolic process or hormonal imbalance creates a health problem beyond the scope of your primary care physician, you likely need a referral to an endocrinologist. This specialist diagnoses, treats, and helps to prevent conditions such as hypo- and hyperthyroidism, diabetes, osteoporosis, Read More
Why Would You Visit an Endocrinologist?
Endocrinologists are medical experts who are experts in the field of endocrinology. They are responsible for dealing with problems that affect the parts of your body that produce hormones. Your hormones affect how you feel daily and impact your metabolism, growth, reproduction and sleep. However, Read More
Should I See a General Surgeon For My Parathyroid Surgery?
The parathyroid glands are four small endocrine glands located behind the H-shaped thyroid in the throat. Managing blood levels of calcium, phosphorus, and Vitamin D, these little structures may work overtime, causing too much calcium to circulate throughout the body. Sometimes, as a result, surgery Read More
Why would my endocrinologist recommend thyroid removal surgery?
The H-shaped thyroid gland located just below your larynx is indispensable for human growth and development. The thyroid gland utilizes iodine from dietary sources to produce triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), two essential hormones which regulate your metabolism, menstrual cycle, weight, Read More
What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is a medical specialty that deals with issues of the endocrine system and its specified secretions, called hormones. How does that affect you? More than you might imagine. If you’re feeling sluggish, sleeping poorly, having trouble conceiving or pre-diabetic, it may the result of a Read More