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What is the endocrine system?
The endocrine system is a complex group of glands. Glands are organs that make hormones. These are substances that help to control activities in your body. Different types of hormones control reproduction, metabolism (food burning and waste elimination), and growth and development. Hormones also control the way you respond to your surroundings, and they help to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition your body needs to function. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus.

What is an endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist is a specially trained doctor. Endocrinologists diagnose diseases that affect your glands. They know how to treat conditions that are often complex and involve many systems within your body. Your primary care doctor refers you to an endocrinologist when you have a problem with your endocrine system.

What do endocrinologists do?
Endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in your system. They take care of many conditions including:

  • diabetes

  • thyroid diseases

  • metabolic disorders

  • over or under production of hormones

  • menopause

  • osteoporosis

  • hypertension

  • cholesterol (lipid) disorders

  • infertility

  • lack of growth (short stature)

  • cancers of the endocrine glands

Endocrinologists 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, endocrinologists develop new drugs and treatments for hormone problems.


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EBELE CHIRA, M.D., MRCP  

Specialty:  Endocrinology
Address:  1055 Clarksville Street, Suite 190, Paris TX 75460    
Phone:  903-905-4609    
Fax:  903-905-4611
Primary Hospital:  Paris Regional Medical Center

Dr. Ebele Chira joined the Paris Healthcare Group in October, 2011. Dr. Chira attended medical school at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. He did his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine in the United Kingdom and then at the Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, GA. He did his fellowship in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He was in private practice in North Carolina for 4 years before moving to Paris. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology and Diabetes.