The endocrine system includes glands and organs that make hormones. Our bodies need hormones to grow and develop. Hormones are also needed for metabolism. When hormone levels are too high or too low, they can cause health issues.
Some endocrine problems can affect your mood, cause diabetes, affect bone strength and even cause weight gain which can be hard to lose. In addition, being overweight can also lead to endocrine disorders.
Many endocrine conditions need lifelong management. Your care team will ensure you know how to take good care of yourself — whether that means learning a new lifestyle that supports your weight loss or simply looking out for symptoms.
To help support patients, PeaceHealth offers a full range of services for weight loss and weight loss management: