People who suffer from sudden weight loss or weight gain or have excessive hair loss or growth may suffer from an endocrine disorder. With the region’s only pediatric endocrinologist, Gundersen Health System provides diagnosis, education, and treatment to children as well as adults with diseases affecting the endocrine system.

The endocrine system contains several glands that release hormones into the blood stream. The endocrine system is responsible for:

  • Regulating mood
  • Growth and development
  • Tissue function
  • Metabolism
  • Sexual function
  • Reproductive processes

Symptoms of an endocrine disorder may include: 

  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Unexplained tiredness
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Mood changes
  • Hair loss or excessive growth

There are many diseases that affect the endocrine system. Some include: 

  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Cholesterol and other lipid disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Hirsutism (Excessive facial and body hair)
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) 
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Other metabolic diseases

In order to serve you better, Gundersen provides Endocrinology services in La Crosse and Onalaska. We also provide telemedicine and outreach at a variety of locations.  Find an endocrinology location nearest you.

Endocrinology services in La Crosse and Onalaska are provided by Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

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