When a hormonal imbalance causes issues, a primary care provider may refer you to an endocrinologist for testing and treatment.
Too much or too little of any hormone can be harmful.
Our bodies produce hormones that control many different functions, including respiration, metabolism, reproduction, sensory perception, movement, sexual development and growth. The endocrine system’s glands and organs secrete hormones that regulate a number of vital functions of our body. Although every organ system in the body secretes or responds to hormones, endocrinology primarily focuses on the endocrine glands whose main function is hormone secretion. These include the hypothalamus, pineal, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pancreas, testes and ovaries.
Our skilled endocrinologists at Olathe Health diagnose, treat and help you manage hormonal imbalances. Our board-certified experts can help with a full spectrum of endocrine and metabolic issues including:
- Adrenal gland disorders
- Growth hormone disorders
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Lipid disorders
- Kidney stones
- Pituitary gland disorders
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Reproductive issues
- Thyroid disorders, including overactive and underactive thyroid
- Thyroid nodules or cancer
- Weight gain or obesity
Diabetes Care at Olathe Health
The diabetes team at Olathe Health specializes in helping patients learn how to control blood sugar levels over the long term, and provides support, education, resources and encouragement.
Left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to heart and kidney disease, amputations, blindness and other serious and sometimes life-threatening problems.