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About Endocrinology

People with diabetes and thyroid disorders need the guidance of an experienced endocrinologist to manage their condition in the long term. Midsouth Independent Group (MIG) endocrinology specialists in Memphis, Tennessee, offer comprehensive testing and treatment services for diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and other conditions that affect the endocrine system. The providers customize care plans using medications, lifestyle changes, and other treatments to protect your health and prevent complications that affect your quality of life. Contact a Midsouth Independent Group endocrinology provider today. 

Endocrinology Q & A

What is endocrinology?

Endocrinology addresses conditions affecting the endocrine system. That major body system produces hormones, chemical messengers that control many functions in your body.

There are many glands in your body that produce hormones. Dysfunction or disease in these glands can lead to hormone imbalances and other health complications. These issues can stem from any part of your endocrine system, including your:

  • Pancreas

  • Thyroid

  • Ovaries

  • Testes

  • Thymus

  • Pituitary gland

  • Adrenal glands

Common conditions your MIG provider can diagnose and treat include diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism.

When should I schedule an endocrinology appointment?

You may need a diagnostic endocrinology evaluation if you have symptoms of thyroid disease or another condition that affects the function of your endocrine system. These symptoms may include:

  • Blurry vision

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Frequent urination

  • Excessive thirst or hunger

  • Unexplained weight changes

You may also need a comprehensive health evaluation with an MIG provider if you already have diabetes or a thyroid disorder diagnosis and need help managing your condition.

What can I expect during an endocrinology consultation?

To identify the underlying cause of your symptoms, your MIG provider offers comprehensive testing services.

They first spend time reviewing your personal and family medical history. They also discuss what symptoms you’re having and how they are affecting your life. Blood testing gives your MIG endocrinology specialist the opportunity to assess your hormone levels.

Based on the results of your testing, they customize a treatment plan for your condition to improve symptoms and overall health. They may prescribe medications that slow down the production of certain hormones to treat conditions like hyperthyroidism. You may also need hormone replacement therapy to rebalance your natural hormone levels if you have hypothyroidism.

To manage Type 1 diabetes, you need daily insulin injections to keep your blood sugar levels under control. You may be able to manage Type 2 diabetes with lifestyle and diet changes or medication. You may also need to lose weight to reduce your risk for diabetes complications like leg ulcers and nerve damage. 

To schedule an endocrinology consultation, contact a Midsouth Independent Group provider today.