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:
Medical Nutritional Therapy
Medical nutritional therapy for weight management focuses on dietary and behavior changes to manage your weight and other chronic conditions. A dietitian will provide the tools you need to build a healthier lifestyle.
Weight Loss for Life
Our team is dedicated to giving you the support and accountability you need to lose a lot of weight quickly, while learning how to adopt the lifestyle skills that matter most for better health and quality of life.
Weight Loss Surgery
If you've tried it all — diets, exercise, supplements — but still have more than 100 pounds to lose, you need new options for weight loss success.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is designated as a comprehensive bariatric facility by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), ensuring that you get the best care available before, during and after your procedure.
Weight Management Options
Weight management options provide support from a nurse practitioner who will guide you through lifestyle changes to support weight loss
Diabetes Care in English and Russian
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Creation of these materials was sponsored in part by an educational grant from the American Diabetes Association through the Elizabeth Furse Diabetes Grant. They were created in 2004 and 2005 by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutrition’s Diabetes Education Team, except where noted.
These are culturally appropriate materials to use with Russian speaking clients living in the USA. English translations are included. We suggest that you copy the English translation on the back of the Russian version.