About Endocrinology Specialists
Hormones are compounds that are made in various organs in the body and help regulate many different body functions. An endocrinologist diagnoses and treats hormone imbalances that lead to medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, slow metabolism and reproductive problems. Because endocrine imbalances affect health and functioning throughout the body, your endocrinologist works closely with your primary care or internal medicine doctor in order to coordinate all aspects of your medical care.
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Your hormone imbalance may be caused by one or more of the glands that produce hormones. Some of these glands are familiar –pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid. You may not know about some of the others, such as the hypothalamus, adrenal, parathyroid or thymus gland, unless you develop a condition that is related to one of them.
Doral endocrinologyspecialists diagnose and treat these conditions and otherswhen they are related to a hormone imbalance:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Bone diseases
- Growth that is too fast or too slow
- Fast or slow metabolism
- High blood pressure
- Immune system problems
- Lack of energy
- Muscle contractions
- Urinary tract stones from a hormone imbalance
- Weight gain or loss that is abnormal
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What to expect when you see an endocrinologist
What to expect when you see an endocrinologist Hormone imbalances can affect many parts of the body. Your endocrinologist first reviews your medical records and discusses your health and medical problems with your other doctors and medical professionals. When you meet the endocrinologist for the first time, you will be asked questions about your symptoms, medical conditions, medications, lifestyle, weight, family medical history and other questions that will help the endocrinologist diagnose your problem. Your endocrinology specialist then will work with your other doctors to prescribe the appropriate treatment and medications. The endocrinology specialist also may need to refer you to other types of medical professionals who can help manage your specific hormone imbalances. Here are a few examples:
- Cardiologist for imbalances affecting your heart and circulation
- Dermatologist to manage hormone-related skin problems
- Gynecologist for reproductive or genitourinary conditions
- Nutritionist for advice regarding food and diet
In order to prescribe the appropriate medications and treatments, including hormone replacement or diabetes management, Doral endocrinologists offer a wide range of tests for patients with hormone imbalances and endocrine diseases:
- Blood tests
- Bone density scan
- Glucose tolerance test
- Hormone stimulation tests
- Organ biopsy
- Physical examination
- Thyroid scan
- Urine tests
Your doctor’s qualifications:
An endocrinology specialist has the following education and credentials:
- Medical school, followed by several years of training under experienced doctors
- Qualifications for a license to practicemedicinein New York State
- Optional board certification in endocrinology
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