Treating Endocrine Disorders
in Flowood, MS

The endocrine system regulates the body’s functions and maintains balance or homeostasis. Made up of hormone-producing glands, such as the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands, the endocrine system controls everything from metabolism and growth to mood and reproduction.

However, when something goes wrong with this complex system, it can result in an endocrine system disorder. This can manifest in various ways, depending on which gland or hormone is affected, and may include symptoms such as fatigue, weight changes, and abnormal growth or development. Proper diagnosis and treatment from a healthcare professional will help manage these conditions, prevent long-term complications, and contribute to better fertility.

Different Endocrine Disorders

Hyperprolactinemia

A condition in which the body produces too much prolactin hormone, leading to infertility and other issues.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

A common hormonal disorder in women that causes cysts to form on the ovaries and can lead to irregular periods, infertility, and other health issues.

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

A condition where menstruation stops due to disruptions in the hypothalamus, often caused by extreme weight loss or stress.

Hirsutism

A condition that results in excessive hair growth in women, typically on the face, chest, and back. This is a sign of other common infertility issues.

Premature Ovarian Failure

A condition in which the ovaries stop functioning normally before age 40, causing infertility and other health issues.

Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease)

A condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones, leading to symptoms that include fatigue and weight loss.

Thyroid Cancer

A type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland, causing abnormal growths or nodules.

Cushing’s Disease

A condition in which the body produces too much cortisol hormone, leading to weight gain, mood changes, and other health issues.

Metabolic Disorder

A broad term used to describe a range of conditions that affect how the body processes nutrients, leading to health issues like diabetes and obesity.

Hypothyroidism

A condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, leading to fatigue and weight gain.

Thyroiditis

A general term used to describe thyroid gland inflammation, often causing pain and swelling in the neck.

Hypoglycemia

Characterized by low blood sugar levels, often causing symptoms like shakiness and confusion.

FAQ

What are the common symptoms of an endocrine disorder?

Endocrine disorders can have a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, weight gain or loss, mood changes, increased thirst and hunger, and changes in skin texture. Other common symptoms may include high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), irregular heart rate, high cholesterol levels, hair loss, and changes in libido.

Depending on the specific disorder, other symptoms may also be present. If you have an endocrine disorder, schedule an appointment so our clinic can provide an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

How do you diagnose an endocrine disorder?
At our clinic, the diagnosis of an endocrine disorder begins with a physical examination. Depending on the suspected condition, additional tests may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis. We may conduct blood or urine tests to measure hormone levels, perform imaging scans, and more to gain a complete picture of your health.
What happens after I’ve been diagnosed?
Once a diagnosis is confirmed, our clinic will work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan to help prepare your body for a possible pregnancy. Treatment plans may include medications, lifestyle changes like dietary modifications, or further testing and monitoring. Our team will answer any questions and provide support throughout your treatment journey.
How do you treat endocrine disorders?
Treatment for an endocrine disorder varies depending on the disorder. It is best to consult with a doctor to see what treatment option is best for you. Please contact us if you have questions or want to schedule an appointment.