What is endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the field of medicine that involves metabolism, hormones and glands in the body. Our specialists are committed to educating patients and their families about the many aspects of endocrine-related issues. Check back often for the latest information.

Diabetes resources that help you take control

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat.

With type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. There is no cure, […]

By |2019-05-09T14:39:57-07:00January 13th, 2017|

What are the causes and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are the causes of hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism results from a variety of causes, and finding the cause determines the treatment. Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to make antibodies that attack the thyroid and produces chronic inflammation of the thyroid, which decreases the gland’s ability to produce thyroid hormone. This is the most prevalent cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It is more common in women […]

By |2019-05-09T14:40:05-07:00December 14th, 2016|

Current and past treatments for hypothyroidism

The goal of treating hypothyroidism is to replace the deficient thyroid hormone. This is done with oral medication, using the synthetic thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) or levothyroxine. This treatment is proven to be safe and effective with more consistent results.

Most people notice an improvement in their symptoms within two weeks of starting treatment, however, if the problem is severe, it may take longer to take effect. It may […]

By |2019-05-09T14:40:10-07:00December 14th, 2016|