Conditions We Treat

 

The Endocrine Associates of Oswego, PC is a subspecialty practice.  We are part of your health care team.   We will limit your treatment to the related effects and consequences of your endocrine condition.   Maintaining your relationship with your primary care physician is very important to be sure that your other health concerns,  general check ups, immunizations, preventive care and any acute medical problems are addressed.  We do not provide primary care services, but collaborate with referring clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders involving the  endocrine system. These include:

Adrenal Dysfunction

The adrenal glands are chiefly responsible for releasing hormones in response to stress.Treatment of adrenal gland disorders includes the evaluation and medical management of problems with the production of the adrenal gland hormones.

 

Calcium and Vitamin D Disorder

Your body’s Calcium and Vitamin D levels are closely associated with your parathyroid gland.   THeir main function is to maintain your bone health.  Disorder in one of these elements will result in the dysfunction of the other.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is a disease that affects how your body uses glucose. If you have diabetes, this means you have a tendency of having an elevated blood sugar level. To treat diabetes, we ask that our patients monitor their blood sugar at home regularly and bring the glucose monitor to every office appointment, so that we can transfer the data to our computer to analyze. Our providers and staff have a lot of experience with insulin pumps and glucose sensors.

 

Lipid Disorder

Often, abnormalities in cholesterol and triglycerides are a combination of genetic predisposition and the nature of dietary intake. Lipid disorders are known to increase your risk of getting vascular diseases, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome.

Osteoporosis, Osteopenia

Osteoporosis and Osteopenia are conditions defined by thinning of the bones, which may lead to skeletal weakness and bone fracture.

 

Pituitary Gland Dysfunction

Often called your “master gland,” your pituitary gland makes hormones that control the function of other glands like the  thyroid, adrenals, ovaries and testicles. The pituitary gland also secretes growth hormones and prolactin. Disorders may result in overproduction or under-secretion of hormones.

Testosterone Deficiencies

Certain conditions in men may be a result of a lack of hormones, which may require testosterone treatment.

 

Thyroid Disease

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck. This gland produces hormones that affect your body’s metabolism, impacting the way that your cells use energy. An imbalance in the level of thyroid hormones can create a variety of symptoms, many of which overlap with other conditions, requiring careful evaluation and treatment.

 

Sometimes, the thyroid gland may have cysts or nodules. This would require further investigation, in the form of fine needle aspiration to rule out cancer.

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