The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development. The amount of hormones produced by each gland must be carefully balanced to help your body get the proper amount of energy and nutrition for good health.
Greenwich Hospital’s board-certified endocrinologists are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions of the endocrine glands. These include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus.
Conditions treated include:
- Thyroid diseases
- Metabolic disorders
- Over- or under-production of hormones
- Osteoporosis (thinning bones)
- Cholesterol (lipid) disorders
- Lack of growth (short stature)
- Cancers of the endocrine glands
. Greenwich Hospital endocrinologists are expert at the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions, including:
- Thyroid function testing
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis
- Nodules and other anatomic abnormalities
- Thyroid disorders in women
- Thyroid hormone replacement therapy
Greenwich Hospital endocrinologists work as part of a team caring for patients who may be dealing with a wide range of complications resulting from diabetes.
Osteoporosis/Other Metabolic Bone Diseases.
Greenwich Hospital endocrinologists treat patients for hormone imbalances that can cause osteoporosis and other bone disorders.