Hormones are the chemical messengers that send signals to other cells in your body. Your hormones are responsible for many different body functions, including growth, metabolism, bone health, reproduction, regulation of blood pressure and body temperature, and much more. When your hormones are in balance, your body works well. The endocrine system is responsible for manufacturing and transmitting these hormones, so when you have an endocrine problem, it's important that you're treated by an endocrinologist who can recognize the problem and help restore your body's natural balance.
Here at Carilion Clinic, we emphasize a collaborative approach to diagnosing and managing endocrine problems that is tailored to each patient's personal requirements. Our extensive resources give you access to the comprehensive services that you may need.
The most common problem endocrinologists treat today is diabetes. We offer a wide range of diabetes treatment options, including diabetes education and management programs.
Reproductive endocrinology focuses on treating infertility for both women and men. Growth problems, puberty challenges, diabetes or other disorders related to the hormones and the glands that produce them are treated by pediatric endocrinologists.
In addition, we provide expert treatment for patients with a variety of other endocrine disorders, including the following:
- Thyroid disease
- Osteoporosis and other bone disorders
- Growth disorders
- Adrenal dysfunction