Your endocrine system controls the production of hormones in your body, and endocrinology is the study of hormone-related diseases and the glands and tissues that produce them. Our bodies have more than 50 hormones, and our expert endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat conditions and complications that can become compounded by hormone imbalance.
Hormone imbalances are the underlying reason for a wide range of medical conditions, they regulate your metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception, and movements. Even in small amounts, hormones can significantly impact your bodily function and development.
The cause of your endocrine disorder will vary depending on the specific gland involved, but most people with an endocrine disease complain of fatigue and weakness.
Endocrine disorders are typically grouped into two categories:
Your decreased or increased hormone levels may be caused by:
The St. Lawrence Health endocrine specialists will order blood and urine tests to check your hormone levels and accurately diagnose whether or not you have an endocrine disorder.
The symptoms of your endocrine disorder will vary depending on the gland involved, but the most common symptoms include:
If you are struggling with symptoms like this, please schedule an endocrinology appointment today.
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