Endocrine Disorders

Endocrine Disorders

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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.

What is Endocrinology?

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. When you are facing a diagnosis of a hormonal condition like diabetes or thyroid disease, you want to put your care in the hands of the best endocrinologists who know these conditions inside and out.

Types of Endocrine Disorders

Conditions where the body has too much or too little of one or more hormones is known as an endocrine disorder. Endocrine diseases can affect the pancreas, thyroid, adrenal gland, pituitary gland, testes and ovaries. Mercy endocrinologists help patients of all ages, including children, with common endocrine disorders including:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes (hyperglycemia)
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Growth problems  
  • Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
  • Underactive or overactive thyroid gland
  • Cholesterol problems (dyslipidemia)
  • Osteoporosis

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.

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