Endocrinology

Axis has a world-renown endocrinologist in Dr. Crispin Semakula on our medical staff. Endocrinology is the field of hormone-related diseases. Humans have over 50 different hormones. They can exist in very small amounts and still have a significant impact on bodily function and development.

Hormones regulate metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. A hormone imbalance can result from genetic or environmental factors. Hormone imbalances are the underlying reason for a wide range of medical conditions. Some infants are born with hormonal problems that can lead to low growth.

Endocrinologists commonly treat the following conditions:

Symptoms that may indicate the need for tests:

  • stress
  • inflammation
  • excessive sweating
  • poor immune response
  • low sex drive or function
  • low estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone.
  • diabetes
  • problems with digestion
  • irregular mineral levels in the blood
  • stunted or unusual growth

Your Axis team aims to restore hormone balance within the body’s systems.