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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more


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What diseases and disorders do endocrinologists treat other than diabetes?

What diseases and disorders do  endocrinologists treat other than diabetes?

Many!: Problems of the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, parathyroids, menopause*, testosterone*, fertility*, bones. Imbalances of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, vitamin d. Problems of various glans may be over/under-production of hormones, masses/tumors, or cancers. Individual endocrinologists tend to have areas of interest, and not all will treat all conditions (especially * issues). ...Read more

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My wife's doctor wants her to see an endocrinologist. Is there something wrong?

My wife's doctor wants her to see an endocrinologist.  Is there something wrong?

Maybe: An endocrinologist treats hormonal issues. So, the doc might want to see if she in in menopause, had diabetes, etc. And then help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does a reproductive endocrinologist help you?

Fertility and more: Rei are sub-specialist obg physicians: the majority of most prctices is fertility, but we are specialists in disorders of all aspects of female reproductive system, including many endocrine (hormonal) problems. Many rei treat early-or-late puberty, and conditions such aas endometriosis as well, soem also treat menopause. ...Read more

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63 yr. Old woman with severe hot flashes...Not at night..Only during day when I start to get hot. Should I go to gynecologist or endocrinologist?

63 yr. Old woman with severe hot flashes...Not at night..Only during day when I start to get hot. Should I go to gynecologist or endocrinologist?

Gynecologist First: Hot flashes may occur during the day or night. Typically they only last a minute or two and, if associated with sweating and a change in activity, are considered severe. They are frequently alleviated with hormone therapy within several weeks. Your gyn will counsel you about the risks and benefits of starting hormone therapy at 62. If not responsive to any menopause rx, then consider endo. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an appointment with and endocrinologist ?

What to do if I have an appointment with and endocrinologist ?

Keep it: Hi. Keep the appointment. Your doc is referring you to an endo because he/she has a question about something in you that endo's specialize in (common conditions endo's help with include diabetes, thyroid problems, pituitary problems, metabolic bone problems, blood calcium problems, etc). Good luck! ...Read more

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What does an endocrinologist do?

What does an endocrinologist do?

Hormone disorders: An endocrinologist is a specialist in the endocrine system, organs that produce the main hormones in our bodies, and parts of the pituitary and brain - whew. Usually an internal medicine doctor with advanced training and certification in endocrine disease. A reproductive endocrinologist (like me) is a specialist in fertility and endocrine disorders specific to female reproduction. ...Read more

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What are good reasons to see an endocrinologist?

What are good reasons to see an endocrinologist?

Specialized care: An endocrinologist who is board-certified is specially trained and qualified to help treat patients who have disorders of hormones and metabolism. The most common conditions treated by endocrinologists are: diabetes mellitus, other metabolic diseases (pcos, dyslipidemia, etc), thyroid disease, growth disorders, osteoporosis/calcium disorders, pituitary, reproductive, and adrenal problems. ...Read more

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Can somebody here briefly tell me what diseases and disorders endocrinologists treat?

Endocrine Diseases: They treat disease diseases and disorders of Endocrine glands Endocrine glands are ductless glands and excrete hormones in blood directly.The glands are Pituiatary.Adrenals,Pancreas,Thyroid,ParathyroidmOvaries,Testis ...Read more

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What are the reasons to see an endocrinologist?

What are the reasons to see an endocrinologist?

Hormone disorder: Endocrinologists see people with many different hormonal abnormalities. Pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal disorders, as well as diabetes, osteoporosis and calcium disorders, and sex hormone abnormalities are among the many illnesses endocrinologists manage. Some disorders like diabetes and hypothyroidism can be managed by primary care physicians, but complex cases are referred. ...Read more