Why Should I See an Endocrinologist?

The most common myth is that Endocrinologists are “Diabetes Doctors.” That is not true! Allow us to give you an insight into Endocrinology or the Science of Hormones. The human body makes chemicals called hormones which act as ‘messengers’ and help regulate many bodily functions like growth and development, moods, fertility, metabolism, hunger, thirst, body temperature, and sexual functions.

An endocrinologist is a specialized doctor who makes sure that hormones are balanced so that your body can work properly. 

You may ask, why do I need to See an Endocrinologist? 

Let us tell you a Story……  

Jane is a 25-year-old American, living in Brooklyn. She is an athlete; she works out 7 days a week at the gym and goes for 5-mile bike rides daily. She eats healthy, home-cooked meals and makes sure she is in the best shape. Even after being physically active, she always felt tired, and she was always cold, no matter the weather. And she had always had weight issues; she was never able to lose weight and if she did it kept coming back. When she spoke about it to friends they said, ‘You are overthinking! Chill, babe!’ When she’d talk to her dad about her weight troubles, he would say ‘Our family has always been on the heavier side!’. 

On Thanksgiving dinner, she was talking to her aunt May about her health and May suggested, “Why don’t you go see an endocrinologist?” So, she went ahead and booked an appointment…. 

And after a comprehensive history and blood examinations, she was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. She was able to connect all the dots! The reason for her unexplained weight gains, depressive moods, heavy periods, bloating, constipation, and cold hands, and feet was low levels of the thyroid hormone. 

 Now, she takes one pill a day and is happier, healthier, and better than ever! 


Do you have any of these symptoms? 

  • Fatigue & Muscle weakness 
  • Feeling jittery or shaky 
  • Insomnia 
  • The urge to urinate (pee) a lot.  
  • Always thirsty, even after you’ve had plenty of water.  
  • Nausea or stomach pain that doesn’t go away. 
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Anxiety or depression 
  • Irregular menstrual cycle and heavy bleeding during periods 
  • Excess facial hair growth 
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss 
  • Feeling cold or Hot flashes 
  • Dry skin 
  • Hair loss 
  • Bone or joint pain 
  • Migraines 
  • Decreased sex drive 

An endocrinologist can help you get the answers and treatment you need. Treatment could be as simple as medication.  

Don’t suffer silently or delay seeking help. At Doral Health and Wellness, we have doctors that can help you manage your condition. For more information, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212, or call us on 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at https://doralhw.org or contact us at info@doralhw.org if you have any queries.