Endocrinologist In Ocala, Florida
Dr. Josef Vesely of Marion Heart Associates and Marion Internal Medicine Associates in Ocala, Florida, is a highly skilled, board-certified endocrinologist. He diagnoses and treats a comprehensive spectrum of metabolic and hormonal disorders, including:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Cushing’s syndrome/Cushing’s disease
- Adrenal and pituitary disorders
- Menstrual disorders
The incidence of type 2 diabetes is growing at an alarming rate in the US. Some 23.6 million children and adults, or 7.8% of the population, have diabetes, and another 5.7 million people are unaware that they have the disease. Diabetes may be inherited, or it can result from environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise. If left untreated, diabetes can result in life-threatening complications.
That’s why it’s important to be screened for the disease, and if you have diabetes, it’s vital to monitor and control your blood sugar level in order to manage the disease. Yet, this is not an easy task and can be quite confusing at times.
At Marion Heart Associates and Marion Internal Medicine Associates, Dr. Vesely will help you learn everything you need to know to stay healthy and avoid diabetic complications. During your appointment, you will receive individualized education about:
- Glucose monitoring and A1C testing
- Administering insulin injections (if necessary)
- Taking your prescribed medications
- The importance of nutrition, meal planning, and exercise
- Potential complications of diabetes and how to prevent them
If you have diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes, make an appointment today with Ocala’s premier diabetes doctor. Ready to make an appointment? Call us at (352) 867-9600 or request an appointment online.
About Adrenal Gland Disorders
The adrenal glands are the small, triangular-shaped glands located just above each kidney. The adrenal glands’ job are to keep your stress response in balance. This affects your metabolism, your immune system, and your blood pressure. Adrenal gland disorders cause these glands to produce too much or too little of the regulation hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, and adrenaline.
It’s important to see a doctor the moment you think you may have an adrenal disorder, as the symptoms you experience may worsen over time and cause damage to your body. If you experience any of the symptoms below, we encourage you to come in and see one of our board-certified endocrinologists at your earliest convenience.
Symptoms of high levels of cortisol include:
- Chronic fatigue and confusion
- Weight gained in the midsection, but not the arms or legs
- High blood pressure and diabetes
- Weak bones
Symptoms of high levels of aldosterone include,
- High blood pressure
- Low potassium levels
- General weakness
- Muscle pain and muscle spasms
Oftentimes, adrenal gland disorders can be treated with the use of medication and hormone replacement therapy. These therapies include supplementing hormones within the body to regulate hormone levels, lessening your symptoms and bringing balance back to your system.
Endocrinology in Ocala, FL
If you believe you are suffering from an adrenal gland disorder, or any other type of hormone-related disorder, we encourage you to come into our office and see our board-certified endocrinologist. You can make an appointment at Marion Internal Medicine Associates in Ocala, Florida, by calling us at (352) 867-9600 or using our online request an appointment form. We’ll be happy to help diagnose your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you get back to your heathiest self.