Hormones and Their Link to Endocrine Disorders
What is the endocrine system and what is its purpose?
The endocrine system is made up of many glands that are located throughout the body. Their job is to release hormones and monitor the amount of hormones into the bloodstream. Nearly every process in the body is impacted by hormones, and when there is a hormone imbalance, health problems can occur.
What bodily functions are controlled by the endocrine system?
The endocrine system controls many bodily functions including the following:
- Sexual Function & Reproduction
- Heart Rate
- Blood Pressure & Circulation
- Body Temperature
- Sleep Cycles
A disruption to these bodily functions may be an indicator of hormonal imbalance.
What are endocrine disorders?
Endocrine disorders and diseases occur when the endocrine system does not function properly. This typically results in hormone levels that are too high or too low. Issues can also occur when the body does not respond properly to certain hormones.
What are some examples of endocrine disorders?
There are many endocrine disorders that exist. Some of the most common disorders and diseases include:
- Hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels)/Hyperthyroidism (high thyroid hormone levels)
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Addison’s Disease
- Cushing’s Disease
What causes endocrine disorders?
Endocrine disorders occur when there are problems within the endocrine messenger system and keeping hormones balanced in the body. Genetic disorders, infections, and injuries can also impact the endocrine system’s ability to function effectively.
How are endocrine disorders/diseases diagnosed?
Endocrine disorders and diseases can be diagnosed through hormone level testing. This is often done through the following:
- Blood test
- Computerized Tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan
How are endocrine disorders/diseases treated?
Treatment options may vary depending on a patient’s needs. At Regenerative Medical Institute, we offer complete hormone care services. Dr. Orbeck identifies patients’ needs and develops personalized treatment plans.
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