Endocrinology is the medical art of balancing your body’s hormone levels.
What are hormones?
Hormones are chemicals that are secreted from the body’s various organs and facilitate the communication between the organs.
Why can’t I lose weight?
The metabolism is different for each person. Some people burn food more easily than others, while diet and exercise also play a role, along with a wide variety of other factors.
Why am I cold all the time?
Thyroid hormone regulates your body temperature, so any problem with your thyroid may cause changes in body temperature.
How can I prevent diabetes, if it runs in my family?
A healthy diet and exercise can delay the onset of diabetes and may prevent it.
How would I know if I am going through menopause?
Certain hormone levels can be measured in the blood to determine the status of menopause.
Should I take hormone replacement?
Hormone replacement is helpful for some but it is not for everybody. Each case is different and the risks and benefits have to be weighed for each individual.
Why am I losing hair?
Hair growth is regulated by multiple hormones and hair loss problems could be related to hormone imbalance.
Why am I growing hair in unwanted places?
Imbalance between male and female hormones could lead to hair growth in unwanted places.
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Why did I get depressed after I delivered my baby?
Women’s bodies go through significant hormonal changes after delivery, and sometimes these changes can lead to depression. Thyroid disease is a very common cause, and post-natal depression could be related to a thyroid problem.
Why Do I have mental fog?
Blood sugar fluctuation, low thyroid hormone levels, menopause, and Vitamin D Deficiency could cause mental fog.
Why is my period irregular?
Menses are regulated by pituitary and ovarian hormones. Any imbalance with these hormone levels could cause problems.
Why do I still have acne?
Adult acne is a sign of hormone imbalance or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Can I get off insulin?
Depending on how long they have been diabetic, it is possible for type 2 diabetic patients to stop taking insulin with change in diet, exercise and medication regimen.
I am taking my thyroid medication but I am still not feeling well, should I ask the doctor to adjust my medication?
Normal thyroid levels have a very wide range; your normal range may be different than another person’s normal range. Adjusting the medication may be necessary.
What is Vitamin D Deficiency and why should I take supplements?
Vitamin D Deficiency is very common, especially in Chicago, due to the lack of sunlight. Vitamin D helps your muscles, bones, and memory.
Is testosterone good for aging?
Testosterone levels decrease normally with age. Replacement is necessary for some people, but not everyone. The risks and benefits need to be weighed carefully to ensure treatment is appropriate.
How can I relieve hot flashes?
Hot flashes are very unpleasant and there are a wide variety of different medications that may help relieve them. Scheduling a consultation with one of our endocrinologists can help you find the best approach for relieving hot flashes.
Is decline in sexual activity normal with age?
Not necessarily, as there are many factors that play a role in sexual function. If there is a problem, investigation is warranted and it may unmask another medical condition.