The endocrine system in your body is a network of glands that produce and distribute hormones necessary for critical body functions. Some essential internal functions influenced by the endocrine system include your bone & tissue growth and your heartbeat.
Any damage to the endocrine system can trigger severe health concerns such as diabetes, growth disorders, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), sexual dysfunction, and adrenal insufficiency (including Addison’s disease).
Some critical endocrine glands include:
- Adrenal glands
- Islet cells in the pancreas
- Pineal gland
- Pituitary gland
The following two factors mainly cause endocrine disorders:
Hormonal imbalance: the endocrine glands produce too much or too few hormones.
Lesions: development of lesions, including nodules or tumors, could affect hormone production and trigger health concerns.
Additionally, genetic disorders, injury, infection to the endocrine gland can also cause endocrine diseases.
How EG Healthcare can help
We specialize in a wide range of treatments for endocrinology issues, diabetes management, thyroid disorders, type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Our hormone & metabolism management team includes medical experts in endocrinology diseases along with diabetes.
Diabetes & endocrine treatment specialists at EG Healthcare Diabetes and Endocrinology Care strive to offer a comfortable and stable environment to help you regain control over your endocrinology system. Our team is committed to educating and providing constant care and attention throughout the treatment. Some of our offerings include:
- We provide both medical and mental support for patients with diabetes & hormone imbalance, in addition to medical care; you will get the following help for an efficient recovery:
- Hormonal changes & concerns education
- Diet & nutrition support
- Telehealth services
Frequently asked questions:
What kind of tests do endocrinologists order?
Tests that may be ordered by endocrinologists include blood tests, ultrasounds, MRI as needed, and bone density.
What are some diseases that affect the endocrine system?
Diseases that impact the endocrine system include Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, osteoporosis, PCOS, parathyroid disease, and thyroid cancer.
Does stress affect the endocrine system?
Yes stress affects every system in the body and certainly the hormone system.