The glands of the endocrine system may be small, but they have a powerful effect on your overall health. Regular check-ups as well as special care (when necessary) will help you keep them balanced.


Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine system, which is made up of many of glands that work together in your body to release hormones. Hormones are chemicals that affect how different organs in your body work.

Keeping the endocrine system in balance is important to your health, because the release of one hormone can affect the actions of other hormones. Our team works hard to make sure your endocrine system is always balanced so your entire body can be strong and healthy.

At Valleywise Health, we believe in treating the whole person – and that starts with understanding your unique needs, history, and lifestyle. Our Endocrinology team will get to know you to ensure we provide the care that’s right for you.

Treatments

Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that stops a person’s body from producing enough insulin or responding to it normally. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose (sugar) in the body.

Diabetes results in higher levels of glucose in the person’s blood and urine.

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, we have all the resources you need to manage it and continue living your best life. Some of our diabetes services include:

  • Medical management
  • Blood sugar testing
  • Care for wounds and other complications
  • Diabetes self-management classes and support groups
  • Insulin pump management

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Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid is a gland in the neck that releases hormones that regulate growth, development and metabolism. Most thyroid disorders are caused by a person’s body either not creating enough or creating too much of the thyroid hormones.

Treatment for thyroid disorders vary greatly depending on the situation. We’ll help you decide the best care plan for your thyroid issue and walk you through it every step of the way. Some treatments include:

  • Thyroid function tests, including Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) tests
  • Block or augment thyroid hormone production
  • Radioactive iodine treatment that disables the thyroid
  • Thyroid surgery to remove part or the entire gland

Calcium Disorders

Calcium is important to keep your heart and muscles working properly. If your body isn’t producing enough calcium, we can help you maintain a healthy level through:

  • Bone scans
  • Bone density evaluations
  • Evaluation and treatment of hyper and hypocalcemia
  • Osteoporosis prevention and treatment

Adrenal Disorders

Adrenal disorders are typically caused when a person’s body either has too much or too little of a particular hormone. If your doctor indicates that you have this issue, they will walk you through all the treatments that are best for you. They may include:

  • Surgery to remove tumors in one or both of the adrenal glands
  • Minimally invasive surgery performed through the nostrils to remove tumors in the pituitary gland
  • Medication to stop the excess production of hormones
  • Hormone replacement

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