Endocrinology and Metabolism

Endocrinologists in Westwood, NJ

Your endocrine system is in charge of multiple important bodily functions, including how you digest your food, how your body grows, and even your mood and stress levels. At Pascack Valley Medical Group, our team of endocrine specialists are dedicated to helping you find ways to manage and stabilize chronic illnesses like diabetes and hypothyroidism.

Endocrine and metabolic disorders we treat

Our endocrine specialists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of both common and uncommon hormonal conditions, including thyroid problems. Some of the disorders we frequently address include:

  • Diabetes types I and II
  • Gender-affirming care
  • Graves’ disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infertility
  • Osteoporosis
  • Premature menopause
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

The majority of the conditions we treat are addressed using hormone therapy, sometimes called HRT, but in some cases surgical intervention can help resolve or reduce symptoms of hormonal disorders.

Understanding hormone therapy

Hormone therapy is often misunderstood as something that focuses strictly on adding testosterone or estrogen to the body for the purpose of gender affirmation. This is not always the case, as the endocrine system regulates a huge range of body functions, from hunger and metabolic rate to blood pressure and physical growth and development.

Our endocrinologists use hormone therapy either by prescribing a swallowable pill or by giving you an injection. Hormone therapy can help your body produce the correct amounts of a hormone, and there are many different types of hormone therapy. Insulin injections used by diabetics are a type of hormone therapy. People prescribed estrogen to ease the symptoms of menopause receive hormone therapy. Even individuals suffering from osteoporosis are given hormone therapy to help strengthen their bones and reduce the risk of injury.

Hormone therapy helps all kinds of people. Our specialists welcome questions and discussion regarding treatment options, as well as how hormone therapy works to help you live a more comfortable and healthy life.

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