A series of glands throughout the body make up the endocrine system, which is in charge of producing and regulating hormone production. When hormones are in balance the body works as it should, but if one or more hormones fall out of balance there can be a variety of problems.
Conditions where the body has too much or too little of one or more hormones is known as an endocrine disorder. Endocrine disorders can affect anyone at any point in their lives and can be anything from an under-active thyroid - leading to weight gain and fatigue - to hypothyroidism, to the most common endocrine disorder: diabetes.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you've been diagnosed with a lifelong condition but know you are in good hands with your Mercy care team. Endocrinology is about correcting the hormonal imbalance in your body, and very often can be done with an oral medication. Mercy is here to get your body back in balance so you can get most out of your life.
At Mercy our endocrinologist are experts at identifying and treating endocrine disorders, often specializing in one or more specific conditions. As always, our approach to your health involves your primary care doctor and specialist working together to find the course of treatment that works best for you and your condition.