An endocrinologist will diagnose and treat diseases that affect your endocrine glands. Different hormones drive the human body’s functions, such as metabolism, reproduction, development and energy. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus.
Millions of Americans have diabetes and haven’t been diagnosed, while millions more have been diagnosed. A person with diabetes either doesn’t produce the correct amount of insulin for his or her body, or doesn’t use the insulin properly. Because of this, glucose builds up in the blood instead of transporting into the body’s cells as it should.
- Medical treatment for Diabetes
- Insulin pump management
- Nutrition Classes and Information
- Medical treatment of Obesity, High Blood Pressure, and High Cholesterol for those who have Diabetes
- Referrals to other specialties important in Diabetes care including Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Dentistry, Bariatric Surgery, Nephrology, and more
- Administration of Vaccines recommended for patients with Diabetes
Thyroid Dysfunction, Nodules & Cancer
Osteoporosis, Bone & Mineral Disorders
Endocrine Causes of Reproduction/Infertility
Pituitary Dysfunction & Tumors
Adrenal Dysfunction & Tumors
Growth and Puberty Problems
Energy level is a common issue in someone with a thyroid problem, as well as weight control, being too hot or cold, being overly emotional and lack of muscle strength. We treat people with overactive or underactive thyroid, helping individuals reach hormone balance. At Endocrinology of Utah, we have the ability to perform in-office ultrasonography.
Bone and Mineral
The two main bone diseases that we treat and diagnose at Endocrinology of Utah are osteomalacia (rickets) and osteoporosis. We also treat other bone disorders resulting from over production of parathyroid hormone and the affects of long-term use of steroids, such as prednisone. When the body’s hormone levels are too high or too low, bones may weaken from calcium loss.
Endocrine causes of Reproduction/Infertility
Our Providers will diagnose and treat hormone imbalances, as well as establish and carry out treatment plans for patients with reproduction issues. Some of the issues we assist patients with include menopause symptoms, endometriosis, irregular periods, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and impotence.
The pituitary gland makes several crucial hormones and controls all of the other glands, thus making it the master gland. Too much or too little of the pituitary hormones can cause infertility, menstrual issues, growth problems and Cushing’s syndrome (too much cortisol production). At Endocrinology of Utah, we’ll diagnose and treat these conditions with medication and individualized plans for a healthy lifestyle.
Fatigue, insomnia, weight gain and depression are some of the most common signs of adrenal dysfunction. The effects of adrenal gland issues can be serious including weakness, decrease in immune system efficiency, depression, moodiness, skin problems, muscle and bone loss, fibromyalgia, hypoglycemia, hair loss, arthritis and more. Our Provider can help diagnose, treat and set up a health plan that will best balance a patient’s lifestyle.
Diabetes Insipidus is a fairly uncommon disorder, unrelated to diabetes mellitus, or “sugar diabetes.” Due to a loss of vasopressin, the most prominent symptoms are frequent urination of copious quantities of a dilute urine and intense thirst. Most cases of diabetes insipidus occur as the result of the body failing to release vasopressin, but can also occur if the kidneys are unable to respond to vasopressin.
Growth and Puberty Problems
Both adults and children can have issues from a lack of growth hormone. For children with growth hormone deficiency, the effects can be stunted height and other growth disorders. Adults may experience fatigue and emotional stress. Fortunately, we can provide safe and effective growth hormone replacement therapy at Endocrinology of Utah.
Patients who have a desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex is usually accompanied by the wish to make his or her body as congruent as possible with the preferred sex through surgery and hormone treatment. Our Provider requires one letter from a mental health professional for instituting hormone therapy, or for breast surgery.
Someone with a lipid disorder has a problem balancing normal fat levels. One of the most common lipid disorders is hyperlipidemia, which is when a person has high total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or triglycerides in his or her blood. These conditions are linked to serious health issues, including heart disease, stroke and leg circulation problems (peripheral vascular disease). Lipid disorders are often connected to issues with endocrine system, such as hypothyroidism and/or genetic or metabolic problems.