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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
If you haven’t heard of Endocrinology or Endocrinologists, that’s because you probably haven’t had to face any issues with hormonal imbalances yet. Count yourself lucky! However, SouthCoast Health is proud to have an incredibly qualified Endocrinologist on our team trained to deal with any hormonal imbalance issues.
“You don’t often think about your hormones when it comes to day-to-day life,” SouthCoast Health Endocrinologist Dr. Abby Abisogun states. “But the truth of the matter is our hormones regulate much of our daily functions, like our metabolism, growth, reproduction, movement, and more. Any imbalances can open the door to unexpected medical issues.”
We’re diving into the most common health issues Endocrinologists see as well as some of the most common operations our surgery department offers for endocrine treatment.
Common Conditions Endocrinologists Treat
First, here’s a lesson on what Endocrinology is. This medical specialty covers a wide range of systems in our bodies, but the tissues and glands involved include the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, pancreas, adrenal glands, ovaries, testes, and more. This is known as the endocrine system. These tissues release the hormones that control a variety of functions in our bodies.
Since we have over 50 different hormones, any issues that arise with our hormones can be the catalyst for problems with the function and development of our bodies.
Common Endocrine Surgeries
If you or a loved one are facing a surgery involving one of these health issues, rest assured our endocrine surgeons are here to help you feel well taken care of. Dr. Christa Jillard, Dr. Jeffrey Mandel, and Dr. Stephen Yeager are educated to do just that.
In fact, Dr. Jillard recently had research published in the prestigious medical
journal Thyroid, resulting in further coverage in the medical publication Endocrine Today. Dr. Jillard and her partners conducted their research on the subject of Hürthle cell carcinoma, a rare cancer that affects the thyroid gland. Click here to read more about that research.
In the meantime, here are the most common endocrine surgeries patients encounter.
If you have any more questions for our team or are facing any Endocrine health problems, click here to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician who can connect you to one of our endocrine specialists.
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