The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce hormones that play a part in basic body functions like metabolism, growth and sexual development. Endocrine system disorders can be serious, and people who have them often benefit from working with a specialist. Endocrinologists are medical doctors with years of training in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders.
The Jackson Clinic is the largest endocrinology team in the River Region, and our experienced team is available to diagnose, monitor, and treat a variety of endocrine disorders.
Endocrinology Disorders We Treat
Some of the more common conditions treated by endocrinologists are diabetes, a disorder involving the hormone insulin, thyroid problems, and other endocrine system disorders to include:
- Addison's disease
- Adrenal disorders
- Cushing's syndrome
- Graves' disease
- Growth disorders
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis
- Low testosterone
- Metabolic syndrome
- Parathyroid diseases
- Pituitary disorders
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Thyroid disorders
- Turner syndrome
Why See an Endocrinologist?
Our endocrinology team is up-to-date on the latest advancements in treatment, as well as long-term management of these specialized disorders.
Long-term management often involves prescribing hormones and possibly other medication to be taken either orally or by injection. Lifestyle changes, particularly in diet, may also be used to control symptoms.
If surgery is the best treatment option for your endocrine disorder, your specialist will explain why he or she is recommending it and review all the benefits and risks of the procedure.