CONDITIONS WE TREAT IN HOUSTON & SUGAR LAND
We offer advanced care and leading-edge treatments for a wide variety of endocrine disorders, including types 1 and 2 diabetes, hormone imbalances and a variety of thyroid conditions, including hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, thyroid nodules and hyperparathyroidism. People from all over the Houston and Sugar Land areas and surrounding communities seek us out for help with a variety of endocrine disorders.
PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common condition in women. The main symptoms of PCOS are menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, excess male hormone androgen, acne and obesity. These symptoms often develop around the first menstrual period in puberty or later after substantial weight gain. We can treat PCOS with birth control pills to regulate periods, metformin to prevent diabetes, statins to control high cholesterol, hormones to increase fertility and hair removal procedures to eliminate excess body hair.
Lipid Disorders (cholesterol-related)
Lipids are essentially fats in the blood. If you have low HDL (high-density lipoprotein) or “good” cholesterol, your risk of type 2 diabetes is higher. If you have high levels of triglycerides (another fat in the blood) you have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. High total cholesterol and other lipid disorders are common. Cholesterol and triglycerides deposited in blood vessel walls actually restrict blood flow, which increases your risk for heart attack and stroke. Best treatments are healthy diet, exercise and medications.
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Having blood pressure over 140/90 millimeters of mercury (expressed as mm Hg) puts you at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Hypertension is known as the silent killer because there are usually no symptoms. Hypertension is also very common. According to some estimates, more than half of men over 60 have high blood pressure. In addition to checking your blood pressure regularly, there are ways to lower your blood pressure naturally. These include exercising regularly, cutting sodium (salt) intake, drinking less alcohol, eating potassium-rich foods, managing stress and losing weight. Obesity can cause hypertension.
To help you better understand some of the major endocrine disorders, their symptoms and treatments, we have provided more information in the following dropdown pages.
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