2012 |Newsletter archives
Q: Can you explain to me what an endocrinologist does?
A: Endocrinologists work with the endocrine system, which largely consists of hormones and glands. It’s instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, and metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes. As an endocrinologist, I diagnose and treat related issues like diabetes, metabolic disorders, thyroid disorders, fertility and menopause, as well as problems associated with the pituitary gland. Many of these can contribute to premature aging, both inside and out.
The fact is, everyone experiences fatigue, contributing to a significant decrease in health and vitality. For some it can start in the 20s, and if it does, by the time you’re 30, you might feel like you’re 70. If we take care of your endocrine system, we can reverse that feeling.
Endocrinologists think for a living; we talk. We investigate. And we treat each individual as an individual. We study the glands that are the source of most hormonal production. These glands release chemicals that affect every organ in your body. They affect procreation, mood, body issues, fight or flight instincts, sleep, hot-cold sensations and more. Endocrine glands can also affect psychiatry, neurology, cardiology and nearly every other medical concern.
This is the specialty of Endocrinology.