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Hormone Function is Important for Overall Health

We can help you fight endocrine disorders like diabetes with the information you provide us about your medical history and symptoms.

To make an appointment with our team, call 504.592.6760 today.

Living with hormonal abnormalities such as diabetes affects how other bodily systems function. Over time, this can cause severe, potentially life-threatening systemic complications. Our endocrinologists can help. Through their expertise, you can get a customized treatment plan and benefit from their skill as they work to correct hormone imbalances by identifying, treating, and managing your endocrine disorder. Although endocrine conditions are treatable, many are lifelong and requiring ongoing maintenance.

What is an endocrinologist?

First trained in internal medicine, these specialists are extensively trained in the endocrine system. They can evaluate how hormones affect different bodily functions, such as metabolism, weight, digestion, mood, growth, reproduction, organ function, and more. Your endocrine system is made up of hormone-producing glands that are detectable through blood and urine tests to measure hormone levels in the samples provided. They often treat endocrine disorders with hormone replacement therapy, growth hormone therapy, hormonal birth control, insulin injections, or thyroid replacement drugs.

What is the endocrine system?

The endocrine system includes the following glands that secrete hormones:

  • Adrenal glands
  • Hypothalamus
  • Ovaries
  • Pancreas
  • Parathyroid
  • Pineal gland
  • Pituitary gland
  • Testes
  • Thymus gland
  • Thyroid gland
  • And others

Why should I see an endocrinologist?

If you have a disease, injury, infection, or tumor of the endocrine system, you should seek treatment from an endocrinologist. We offer patient-focused, science-backed treatment to manage all types of diabetes while addressing the challenging and potential complications of the disease, including high blood pressure, vascular problems, foot ulcers, vision loss, and kidney disease. Your endocrinologist is your go-to expert for help with medication management, insulin administration, blood glucose monitoring, and much more.