Endocrinology is the study and treatment of hormone-related diseases. Doctors at Hillcroft Physicians Clinic diagnose and treat hormone problems and the symptoms that arise from them.
Hormones are important to pay attention to in the human body as they regulate metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. Hormone imbalances cause a wide range of medical conditions. Endocrinology focuses both on the hormones and the body’s many glands and tissues that produce them.
Humans have over 50 different hormones. They can exist in minimal amounts and still have a significant impact on bodily function and development if there is an imbalance. Endocrinology involves a wide range of systems within the human body. The endocrine tissues include the adrenal gland, hypothalamus, ovaries, and testes.
A hormone imbalance can result from genetic or environmental factors and lead to a range of health issues. Some chemicals are endocrine-disrupting and can include lead, pesticides, and phthalates used in plastic food containers.
Some of the endocrine disorders treated by Hillcroft Physicians include:
- Thyroid Disorder
Health Tips & Info
When should I see a doctor?
See a doctor see if you may have a hormone imbalance if you feel unexplained:
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
- Anxiety or depression
- New or increased hair growth
- Changes in menstrual periods
- Hot flashes
- Difficulty concentrating
- Bone or joint pain
- Feeling jittery or shaky
- Decreased sex drive