Hormones control nearly every important human process, including sexual reproduction, metabolism, sleep, development, and growth. These hormones are generated by a set of glands that constitute the endocrine system, including the adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, testicles, and ovaries. When this hormone production is too low or cannot be processed effectively by your body, it could result in illnesses and health concerns such as diabetes, infertility, and hypothyroidism. Taking an evidence-based and personalized approach to patient care, Dr. Sean P. Nikravan, MD, FACE, diagnoses and treats issues involving the endocrine glands and hormones they generate.
What Conditions Warrant A Visit To The Endocrinologist?
Though numerous individuals are uncertain what an endocrinologist is or does, this specialist could be the best choice for treating the myriad symptoms and issues generated by hormone imbalances.
Endocrinologists are internal medicine experts in glands and the hormones they create, which influence vital functions such as body temperature, blood pressure, metabolism, thirst, hunger, cholesterol, etc. Hormone imbalances could negatively influence your day-to-day life, but an endocrinologist could assist you in controlling them and enhancing your life quality.
Some of the common conditions an endocrinologist could address include:
- Diabetes: An endocrinologist could assist you in determining the best diabetes education and treatment regimen for you, including medicines and blood sugar regulation. They could assist you in avoiding significant complications, including renal failure, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
- Thyroid Disorder: Too little or excessive hormone secretion could lead to osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, kidney stones, concentration, and memory problems. Additional symptoms include joint and bone discomfort, muscular aches, weight gain, dry skin, and fractured bones.
- Infertility: If hormonal imbalances keep you from getting pregnant and beginning a family, an endocrinologist could assist with hormone therapy or drugs.
- Excessive Hair Development or Hirsutism: Often apparent on the back, face, and chest, excessive hair development in females is caused by hormones, such as low estrogen levels and excessive male hormones. An endocrinologist could effectively address this problem.
- Menopause: Typical symptoms of menopause include night sweats, irritability, hot flashes, forgetfulness, and sleep disturbances. An endocrinologist could help with such symptoms.
Your endocrinologist could help with metabolic disorders, Graves’ illness, growth issues, goiter, Addison’s illness, endocrine, and thyroid cancer.
What Are The Indications You Should See An Endocrinologist?
Symptoms of endocrine problems vary based on the form of your disorder and the patient. Diabetes mellitus, the most prevalent endocrine disease, shows the following symptoms:
- Unexpected weight loss/gain
- Constant urination
- Feeling excessively hungry and/or thirsty
- Visional shifts
- Vomiting and nausea
Other signs and symptoms of a possible endocrine disease include:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Menstrual issues/cycles
- Mood swings
- Joint discomfort
- Loss of appetite
- Low blood pressure
- Skin discolorations
- Hair loss
- Heart rate fluctuation
Endocrine problems can influence several body areas, necessitating a thorough grasp of how the hormone gland functions. At the clinic, skilled endocrinologist Dr. Nikravan and his staff employ advanced techniques and procedures to address hormone-related issues effectively. Call the office or request an online appointment to access individualized care in a state-of-the-art setting.