Your body’s endocrine system is a complex group of glands that produces the hormones that regulate your body. Your reproductive health, metabolism and growth and development, for instance, depend upon these endocrine glands to produce the right amount of hormones to keep your system balanced and functioning at its best.
Caring for Your Hormone Conditions
At North Kansas City Hospital, our nationally acclaimed endocrinologists combine advanced technology with compassionate care to diagnose and treat hormonal imbalances that cause endocrine conditions, including:
- Diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes)
- Thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancer
- Loss of bone minerals (which can lead to osteoporosis)
- Fertility and reproductive disorders
- Metabolic disorders, including obesity
- Growth disorders (generally pediatric)
- Lipid disorders (high cholesterol)
- Pituitary and adrenal disorders
- Endocrine tumors
At North Kansas City Hospital, diabetes prevention is our first goal. But for patients with diabetes, our top priority is to improve quality of life and prevent complications. Our endocrinologists are nationally acclaimed for their work in improving diabetes outcomes and patient safety along with their use of the most advanced technology in treating patients with diabetes. With an endocrinology team that includes six certified diabetes educators and a range of diabetes support services, we’re your best choice for diabetes management and improved health.
Learn more about diabetes care at North Kansas City Hospital.
Infertility & Reproductive Care
If you’ve tried unsuccessfully to get pregnant, a hormonal imbalance could be the reason why. Reproductive endocrinology is a branch of medicine that treats hormonal causes of infertility in men and women. A reproductive endocrinologist can help pinpoint the cause of infertility and work with you to find a solution. Get more information on our reproductive endocrinology services.
If your thyroid’s out of whack, you might find that your weight and emotions are hard to control and your energy often zapped. The thyroid gland in the neck produces hormones that help control your body’s metabolism. Our endocrinologists use thyroid ultrasounds and fine needle aspirations to test for a range of thyroid conditions including cancer, overactive and underactive thyroid and goiter.
Learn more about thyroid diseases and their treatment at our online Health Encyclopedia.
Metabolic & Obesity Care
Your body’s endocrine system regulates appetite and metabolism. Our endocrinologists pinpoint the hormonal imbalances that might be causing weight gain and obesity, then work with you to create a customized plan to improve your health. Conditions that can impact your metabolism and lead to obesity include:
For women, a drop in estrogen at the time of menopause is a major cause of bone loss. For men, a drop in testosterone as they age can also cause bone loss. Our endocrinology team uses bone density scans to detect bone loss and other bone disorders.
Cholesterol is a fat (also called a lipid) that your body needs to work properly, but excess cholesterol can cause life-threatening problems. Our endocrinology team can determine if endocrine disorders are causing your high cholesterol level.
Pediatric Growth Care
Short stature and other growth disorders in some adults and children can be caused by growth hormone imbalances. We offer state-of-the art tests for these disorders and can help determine a proper course of treatment, if needed.
For more information on endocrinology services at North Kansas City Hospital, call 816-221-HEAL.