Women are at increased risk for many disorders involving the endocrine system, including thyroid disease and osteoporosis. There are also numerous endocrine-related conditions that occur throughout a woman's reproductive years, such as gestational diabetes, infertility and symptoms related to menopause.
Without specialized evaluation by skilled endocrinologists, many of these conditions may go undiagnosed and untreated, leading to unnecessary complications. If you are experiencing symptoms that may indicate an endocrine disorder, your primary care provider may refer you to one of the endocrinologists in the Women's Health Program who are skilled in the detection and management of conditions that impact women throughout their lives.
If you have diabetes you already know that it can impact many areas of year health. If you are at risk, you need access to specialists to ensure your continued health.
The physicians of the Women’s Health Program work closely with their colleagues at the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center, one of the leading diabetes treatment centers in the metropolitan area. Our core Diabetes Center team consists of endocrinologists, a diabetes nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator, and a registered dietitian.
Based on the type and severity of your diabetes—as well as your age, lifestyle, overall health and the presence of other chronic conditions—your primary care provider from the Women’s Health Program will work with experts in the Diabetes Center to customize a treatment and management plan specifically for you.
Osteoporosis Screening / Bone Densitometry
Whether you already have osteoporosis or are concerned about your bones as you age, monitoring and management of bone health is essential. Our specialists are experts in the latest treatment modalities used to treat this disorder effectively.
One approach used at Mount Sinai is DEXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), a specialized bone density test that can diagnose osteopenia, or low bone mineral density, and osteoporosis before complications occur. If screening shows that you have osteopenia or osteoporosis, our specialists will work with you to find the treatment option that is ideal for you.