The endocrine system is a complex network of glands that produce hormones, controlling everything from metabolism to sleep to digestion. When a disorder affects any component of the endocrine system, the entire body can be affected due to hormone imbalances.
Endocrine disorders can have a variety of causes but are usually triggered due to overproduction or underproduction of a hormone, a tumor that has developed in one of the glands of the endocrine system, or a genetic disorder. Diabetes is one of the most common endocrine disorders, which occurs when the pancreas (not part of the endocrine system) stops producing insulin; the elevated blood glucose levels then cause glandular problems and hormone imbalances that can lead to weight loss, fatigue, hunger, and excessive thirst.
In addition to diabetes, our endocrinologists can address:
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Cholesterol disorders
- Glandular tumors
- Grave’s Disease
- Growth hormone deficiency
- Low testosterone
- Metabolic disorders
- Parathyroid disease
- Pituitary tumors
- Thyroid cancer
BayCare Medical Group offers an extensive network of board-certified endocrinologists throughout the Tampa Bay area who are experienced in treating a wide range of glandular diseases, hormone imbalances, and other diseases related to the endocrine system.
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