Endocrine Disorders are hormone-related disorders that affect the endocrine system. The endocrine system is composed of a collection of glands that produce hormones. When there’s a disruption or imbalance in these hormones, that could lead to conditions that can significantly affect your lifestyle. At Narooma Medical Centre, our doctors have the experience and knowledge to diagnose and treat Endocrine Disorders to help you take back control of your life and body.
At Narooma Medical Centre, we’ve seen and treated a number of Endocrine Disorders such as:
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce sufficient thyroid hormone. This results in constipation, dry skin, fatigue and depression. Hypothyroidism can slow down growth and development in children.
This is when the thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormone, resulting in weight loss, fast heart rate and sweating. One of the most common causes of hyperthyroidism is Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disorder.
Hypopituitarism is a disorder where the pituitary gland secretes little to no hormones. This in turn can result in a woman not getting her periods.
Symptoms of Endocrine disorders vary from person to person. One of the most common symptoms though are fatigue and weakness. By doing blood and urine tests your doctor can check your hormone levels to determine if you have an Endocrine Disorder. If you do have one, imaging tests might be required to locate the nodule or tumour.
Treatment for Endocrine Disorders can be complicated and will vary from person to person depending on the type and severity of the disorder. Treatments include hormone replacement therapy, medication surgery and other treatments.
Thyroid Replacement Medication is a common treatment for Hypothyroidism. You might have to take the medication for the rest of your life to regulate your Thyroid hormones and have regular blood tests to check if the dosage of the medication needs to be adjusted.
As for Hyperthyroidism, treatment options may include:
If you have been diagnosed with an Endocrine Disorder and are seeking to be treated, or if you suspect you have an Endocrine Disorder, get in touch with us today. Call Narooma Medical Centre on 0244765588 / 0424204562