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What Is Endocrine Dysfunction?

Could you be living with endocrine dysfunction?

The endocrine system comprises glands that secrete hormones responsible for cellular function. When endocrine dysfunction occurs, you may notice issues such as unexpected weight gain, trouble losing weight, high blood sugar and infertility. Learn more about endocrine dysfunction and how our  Stuart, FL, integrative medical team treats endocrine problems.

What Are the Most Common Types of Endocrine Dysfunction?

Some of the most common types of endocrine dysfunction our Stuart, FL, team sees include,

  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  • Diabetes
  • Addison’s disease
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Hashimoto thyroiditis

What Causes Endocrine Dysfunction?

A hormonal imbalance is typically to blame for endocrine dysfunction. This could result from a genetic condition, a preexisting health problem, infection or trauma to the endocrine gland.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Endocrine Dysfunction?

Wondering what it feels like to have an endocrine system all out of whack? Common warning signs of endocrine dysfunction include,

  • Fatigue
  • Sudden weight changes or unexplained weight loss or gain
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood sugar
  • Mood swings
  • Excessive thirst or hunger
  • Changes in vision
  • Acne
  • Irregular periods
  • Trouble getting pregnant

Experiencing symptoms of endocrine dysfunction? If so, it’s time to call our Stuart, FL, integrative medical team for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

How Is Endocrine Dysfunction Treated?

How we treat your condition will depend on the type of endocrine dysfunction you’re dealing with. For example, if you have an underactive thyroid, we will prescribe a medication that will increase thyroid hormones in the body. We take a holistic approach to care. We will recommend a wide range of treatment options that may be a mix of traditional or alternative therapies, including acupuncture, nutrition, supplementation and herbal remedies. Our goal is to effectively treat your endocrine dysfunction to improve your symptoms and help you feel and function at your best. 

If you are looking for more comprehensive health care when it comes to dealing with endocrine dysfunction or any health issues you’re having, our Stuart, FL, team is here to help. Call Coastal Integrative Medicine at (772) 344-1409 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services and providers.

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