An endocrinologist in Fort Smith is a specially trained doctor diagnosing diseases that affect glands. Endocrinologists know how to treat conditions that are often complex and involve many systems within the body. They are trained to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in the system. They take care of many conditions including: diabetes, thyroid diseases, metabolic disorders, over or under production of hormones, menopause, osteoporosis, hypertension, lipid disorders, infertility, lack of growth, and cancers of the endocrine glands. They also conduct basic research to learn the way glands work, and clinical research to learn the best methods to treat patients with a hormone imbalance. Through research, they develop new drugs and treatments for hormone problems.