Understanding the Focus of An Endocrinologist

Endocrinology tends to be one of the less-understood medical practices among the general public, and that’s hardly a surprise.  Many people will go their entire lives without any need to visit an endocrinologist.  However, for people suffering from diabetes or thyroid disorders, an endocrinologist is vital!

If you’ve recently been referred to an endocrinologist for thyroid issues,

Can Environmental Toxins Affect Thyroid Disease?

When people come to us for treatment for thyroid problems, they always want to know how those thyroid problems developed.  Very often, they’ve done some research on their own.  This is something we applaud, but the problem is that there’s a lot of misinformation out there.  Thyroid conditions are extremely complicated, and endocrinology is such a specialized field specifically because thyroid issues can be so difficult to track down to a source.

What You Should Know About Hashimoto’s Disease

At an endocrine and diabetes care center like Freeman Endocrinology, we deal with a wide range of issues relating to the thyroid.  One of the most unique diseases that diabetes and metabolism specialists have to deal with is Hashimoto’s Disease, AKA Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.   Hashimoto’s Disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States.

A Guide to the Causes and Treatments for Diabetes from our Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center

By understanding the underlying causes of your condition, you can better manage your symptoms and enhance your health for the years ahead. It’s why our diabetes and endocrine care center team here at Freeman Endocrinology focuses on education as part of our treatment plan for our patients. And in this latest post, we’re highlighting the causes and treatments for diabetes.

The Issues Associated with Untreated Hypothyroidism Explained by an Endocrinologist and Thyroid Specialist

If you experience health issues associated with your thyroid, it’s imperative you speak with an endocrinologist and thyroid specialist directly. Our team at Freeman Endocrinology has great experience in this area of the medical field and in this latest post, we’re highlighting the symptoms associated with untreated hypothyroidism.  This is as condition in which the thyroid does not produce enough of certain hormones.

If You’re Getting Treatment for Thyroid Problems, Watch Out for These Foods and Supplements!

If you’re receiving treatment for thyroid problems, your diet really does matter! Some of the foods you eat, and some supplements you take, can potentially make your thyroid problems worse – possibly much worse.  That makes it extremely important to eat wisely.

These are some of the foods and supplements you should be aware of that can have an impact on thyroid disease. 

Have You Been Diagnosed with Hyperlipidemia? Be Certain Your Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center Knows About It!

Does your endocrine and diabetes care center have a specialist in lipid disorders?  If you’ve been diagnosed with hyperlipidemia, it’s important that they do.  There’s a strong link between thyroid problems and the diagnosis of hyperlipidemia, but often doctors don’t think to look into this.

Here’s what you need to know.

Understanding What an Endocrinologist – A Thyroid Specialist – Actually Does

One thing we find when people are referred to our clinic is that many people don’t even know what an endocrinologist does!  It’s not a medical specialty that’s talked about in the media much, and we don’t get TV shows made about us.  So, it’s understandable that, sometimes, a person might show up at our clinic without even really knowing why they’re here.

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