Have you ever wondered why you feel more fatigued and can’t do the normal things you were able to do before? Are you frustrated because you eat healthy but you are still not able to lose weight? Is your sexual desire not the same as when you were younger?
If you have answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you could have a hormone disorder. Hormones control about 90% of how our body functions. They control body temperature, weight, energy levels, sexual desire and even sleep patterns. The pituitary gland is a gland in the brain that controls most of the hormones that our body uses to be able to work appropriately. Thyroid hormone, testosterone, estrogen, and cortisol are some of the most important hormones in the body, but there are many others. Having an adequate hormonal balance is the most important thing to keep our bodies functioning appropriately so that we can feel NORMAL.
It is important to find a doctor who understands and specializes in how hormones work and can appropriately make sure your hormones are in optimal condition.
Studies show that more than 12% of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. It is estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and up to 60% of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.
Thyroid dysfunction can be diagnosed with a series of specific blood tests that can let your doctor know what type of treatment you need. Identifying abnormal symptoms of thyroid disease is the most important thing.
Some of the most common symptoms are weight gain, fatigue, intolerance of heat or cold temperatures, palpitations, constipation or diarrhea, infertility, among many others.
Contact us today if you have experienced any of the above symptoms or if you are wondering if you could have a thyroid condition. Every patient is different and it is important to consider this in determining if your blood work is normal but not adequate for your age. We can check if your thyroid hormones are balanced or if you need treatment and optimization of all of your hormones. We want to help you feel well and like yourself again!
Diabetes is one of the major causes of early illness and death worldwide. Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 8% of the US population and 6% worldwide. The incidence increases with increasing age and every year more people are diagnosed with the condition. Undetected diabetes may be as high as 50% in some areas and most of the time it presents no symptoms. Some studies have shown that some patients may have diabetes for up to 5 years before they are even diagnosed. Early detection of elevated blood sugars is important to prevent long-term complications from diabetes and is the key to maintaining a good quality of life. Achieving optimal control of the patient’s blood sugars minimizes the risk of heart attack, stroke, recurrent infections, kidney problems, foot ulcers, blindness, among many others.
Diet and weight loss are important components in the treatment of diabetes and being on the right medication regimen is crucial to preventing worsening of the patient’s overall health. However, diabetes medications, especially insulin, make it difficult for some patients to lose weight.
The doctors at Bella Mia Medical specialize not only in screening for diabetes but also managing your medications to treat this condition effectively and with the least amount of side effects. With our board-certified endocrinologist, we specialize in weight loss programs to help you lose weight and bring your blood sugars to goal. Every patient is unique and we try to put together a regimen that works according to the patient’s needs, lifestyle and eating patterns.
Come see us today to see how we can help you take control of your diabetes and improve your quality of life while eating healthy foods and living a normal life.