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Heart & Vascular Institute

Interventional Cardiovascular Specialists serving Michigan

Your endocrine system is responsible for producing hormones, which serve as your body’s chemical messaging system to regulate many body functions. Conditions that affect your endocrine system are complex and cause symptoms that make it difficult to get an accurate diagnosis. The team at Heart & Vascular Institute in Wayne, Dearborn, Detroit, and Southfield, Michigan, includes endocrinology specialists who assist in the diagnosis and treatment of these complex conditions. To schedule an evaluation, call the office or request an appointment online.

Endocrinology Q & A

What is endocrinology? 

Endocrinology is a medical specialty focused on conditions that affect the endocrine system. Your endocrine system is made up of glands found throughout your body, including: 

  • Thyroid gland
  • Pituitary gland
  • Adrenal gland
  • Pancreas

These glands produce hormones that control many body functions, like your metabolism, mood, heartbeat, digestion, and body temperature. Conditions that affect your endocrine glands may alter hormone balance or function.

Heart & Vascular Institute is affiliated with Halo Medical Group in Detroit, Michigan. Sablaa Ali, DO, of Heart & Vascular Institute specializes in endocrinology and is represented by Halo Endocrinology. 

The endocrinology specialists at Heart & Vascular Institute treat endocrine disorders and hormone imbalance to alleviate symptoms, restore body functions, and improve health.

What conditions are treated by endocrinology?

At Heart & Vascular Institute, the endocrinology team treats any disorder that affects your endocrine glands, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Some of the conditions that benefit from endocrinology include:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Addison’s disease
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Pituitary diseases

The team at Heart & Vascular Institute also specializes in metabolic and nutritional disorders, obesity, and menstrual and sexual problems. 

In the United States, diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that causes higher-than-normal blood sugars due to a lack of insulin or an alteration in insulin function. Insulin is a hormone produced by your pancreas.

Having diabetes increases your risk of heart disease, as well as your risk of developing conditions that contribute to heart disease, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. 

What can I expect during an endocrinology consultation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation during your endocrinology consultation at Heart & Vascular Institute. 

During your exam, your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, medication and supplement use, diet, and lifestyle habits, and then they perform a physical.

To assist in the development of your treatment plan, your provider may request lab work to assess hormone levels and the function of various body systems. 

Based on the information gathered during your consultation, your provider develops a personalized treatment plan aimed at restoring hormone balance, alleviating symptoms, and improving health. 

Depending on your diagnosis, you may require follow-up visits to monitor hormone levels and adjust your treatment plan as needed. 

To schedule your endocrinology consultation, contact Heart & Vascular Institute by phone or online today.