If your physician thinks the cause of a medical condition is related to hormone production, they may refer you to our endocrinology team. Hormone imbalances are the underlying reason for a wide range of medical conditions we diagnose and treat.
Glands in your endocrine system produce the hormones your body needs to work correctly. These glands include the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, ovaries, testes, pancreas, and adrenal glands.
Some things your hormones regulate are:
- Energy levels
- Respiration and breathing
- Sensory perception
One of the most common conditions our endocrinologists treat is diabetes. Learn more about our collaborative diabetes care.
The Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics Endocrinology Department provides detailed descriptions of conditions treated by endocrinologists here at Cheshire Medical Center. These are some of the more common problems we treat:
- Bone diseases like osteomalacia, osteopenia, and osteoporosis-related to hormone production
- Diabetes (when your body does not produce or use the hormone inulin well to control your blood sugar)
- High blood pressure, or hypertension, related to hormone production
- Lipid disorders (where hormones affect your normal level of body fat)
- Pituitary gland problems like some types of infertility, growth disorders, and Cushing’s syndrome
- Thyroid problems like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and thyroid cancer
Collaboration for the best care
Cheshire Medical Center’s endocrinology team often coordinates with other experts as part of your personalized treatment plan. For example:
- Diagnostic imaging and laboratory services help us diagnose and manage your health problem.
- Endocrinology team at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center can help collaborate for your care plan.
- Dartmouth Cancer Center at Cheshire's highly-skilled oncology team offers world-class cancer care, including opportunities for involvement in clinical trials.
- Nutrition Services can help us manage your health problem.
- Your primary care provider and collaborative care nurse coordinate your care with our department.
If your treatment involves other specialists, you can expect a seamless transition of care. Manage all your appointments, see test results and ask any of your providers questions through the myDH patient portal.