Everything from your metabolism to thyroids to even your sleep can be affected by your endocrine system. When it comes to issues surrounding this system, you need a partner you can trust. The team of endocrinologists at Bon Secours are industry leaders in treating these disorders.
Conditions We Treat
This rare disorder is caused by adrenal glands not creating enough hormones. There are many symptoms for this disorder. As it pertains to the skin, it can cause it to darken in color. There is currently cure but there are treatments available.
When the thyroid is overactive and overproduces the hormone thyroxine. This can speed up metabolism extremely and cause symptoms such as sudden weight loss.
When the thyroid hormone is underproduced, hypothyroidism occurs. The thyroid gland is often inflamed. This condition can be caused by varying factors such as medication, radiation therapy to the neck, pituitary gland disorders or lack of iodine in diet.
Type 1 Diabetes
When the body is unable to produce the hormone insulin, which allows the body to use and store glucose from food for energy.
Type 2 Diabetes
When the body underproduces insulin or can’t use it properly which causes blood sugar levels to be too high. This causes issues in the eyes, blood vessels, nerves and kidneys. This type occurs more in those over the age of 40, overweight, and have a family history of diabetes.