to treat patients for a variety of hormonal diseases and disorders. Dr. Kaufmann can diagnose and create treatment plans for conditions such as growth disorders, obesity, low testosterone, osteoporosis and various thyroid disorders, among others.
Endocrinology is a field of medicine that studies, diagnoses, treats, and manages the various disorders and diseases of the hormonal system (endocrine system) within the body. The endocrine system is made up of a variety of glands that secrete hormones into the blood. Hormones are responsible for and affect many bodily systems and processes including growth, tissue function, organ function, sensory perception, respiration, metabolism, and reproductive and sexual processes, among other vital processes.
Endocrinologists are trained to study and diagnose malfunctions or disorders of the endocrine system, the most common of which are the various types of diabetes and complications of the thyroid gland. When treating disorders such as these, endocrinologists will often educate patients with regard to their specific condition, suggesting changes in diet and exercise in addition to traditional treatment techniques and procedures.
Endocrinologists are also capable of treating disorders such as infertility, hyper- and hypothyroidism, menopause, adrenal disorders, obesity, rheumatic disorders, osteoporosis and various metabolic disorders. Because the endocrine system plays a key role in many of the vital processes of the body, endocrinologists are often consulted by other specialists and physicians when evaluating or treating patients due to their vast knowledge of the hormonal system and its wide-ranging effects on the health of the patient.