The body's endocrine system is made up of various glands, which secrete hormones straight into the blood. Hormones are chemicals which have an affect on the actions of the body's organs. Specific hormones affect the body's systems and organs differently, where as one hormone may affect only it's target organ, others carry out multiple affects.
For example, diabetes is the body's inability to correctly process or respond to the hormone insulin. There are several different types of diabetes. The most common types of diabetes are Type 2, Type 1 and Gestational diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body processes glucose (sugar). Type 1 diabetes is also a chronic condition where the pancreas produces a very little to no insulin at all. Gestational diabetes affects women during pregnancy, which creates a difficult time maintaining their blood glucose levels. In America, there are over 200,000 cases of Gestational diabetes per year.
Diabetes is only one condition that endocrinologists face on a day to day basis. Endocrinologist face a wide range of conditions including, but not limited to:
Paget's disease of the bone
Recently at Ocala Family Medical Center, we added Endocrinologist, Dr. Carrion Olmeda to our team. Dr. Olmeda treats a wide range of conditions, so please call 352-237-4133 to schedule your appointment TODAY!
Ocala Family Medical Center
2230 SW 19th Avenue Road
Ocala, FL 34471