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Endocrinology Specialist

Optimum Endocrine Care

Nidal Hasan, MD

Endocrinologist located in Highland, IN & Orland Park, IL

Having a hormonal imbalance can slow down your metabolism, affect your fertility, and leave you feeling sluggish, among other issues. The expert endocrinology team at Optimum Endocrine Care evaluates you thoroughly to get to the root of your hormonal issue. You can book an endocrinology appointment at the office in Munster, Indiana, by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office to speak with a team member.

Endocrinology Q&A

What is endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on hormone-related issues. You have glands all over your body that produce hormones. The hundreds of hormones in your body are responsible for:

  • Regulating your cardiovascular system
  • Stabilizing moods and energy levels
  • Metabolizing nutrients from food
  • Running your immune system
  • Breathing and respiration
  • Growth and development
  • Reproduction 

These chemical messengers are also involved in so many other processes. So, even if one of your hormones is off just a little, many daily biological functions can become affected.

When should I see an endocrinologist?

The leading endocrinology team at Optimum Endocrine Care encourage you to come in for a comprehensive evaluation if you’re experiencing any signs or symptoms that could be indicators of a hormone imbalance, such as:

  • Unplanned weight gain or loss
  • Getting sick regularly 
  • Frequent urination
  • Sexual dysfunction 
  • Mood swings
  • Infertility 
  • Fatigue 

These are just some of the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, meaning there could be an underlying issue with your pancreas, adrenal glands, hypothalamus, thyroid gland, ovaries or testicles, or another part of your endocrine system. 

It’s also important to have an exam at Optimum Endocrine Care if you’re female and experience severe pelvic cramping, weight gain, or hirsutism (female facial hair growth). 

Any of these issues could be warning signs of ovarian cysts that are associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common female endocrine disorder.

How are endocrinology disorders treated?

Your dedicated physician at Optimum Endocrine Care sits and talks with you about all of your symptoms. They conduct a head-to-toe examination and order laboratory testing that’s tailored to you. Depending on the outcome of your endocrinology screening, your treatment plan may include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Insulin injections (to manage diabetes)
  • Prescription medications 
  • Weight loss management
  • Dietary planning 

Many endocrinology disorders can be managed with prescription medications and lifestyle changes. 

The expert physicians at Optimum Endocrine Care care for you every step of the way to ensure you get the comprehensive care you need, no matter how minor or severe your endocrine-related issue may be. 

Find out more about endocrinology services offered at Optimum Endocrine Care by booking an appointment today at the Munster, Indiana, office. Schedule either online or over the phone.