Endocrinology is the field of hormone-related diseases. The eight glands in the endocrine system produce hormones that regulate many biological functions including metabolism, growth, reproduction, respiration, movement, and mood. Hormone diseases can occur if your glands produce too much or too little of a certain hormone, or if your body does not respond to hormones the way it is supposed to. Lifestyle factors such as nutrition, stress, and sleep also can influence hormone levels.
Treatment of endocrine diseases varies. When a disorder is mild, active monitoring or improved lifestyle habits may be sufficient. At other times, managing a hormone imbalance can become a lifetime journey. Depending on the type and severity of the disorder, treatment may include hormone therapy, medication, or surgery. Whatever your medical needs, you’ll benefit from a trusting relationship with a caring and accessible physician. At Wellspire, our endocrinology specialists are here for you every step of the way.
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