Endocrinology – Diabetology

Endocrinology - Services offered

Endocrinology is the branch of physiology and medicine which deals with diseases of endocrine glands (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals and gonads) and hormones.

Hormonal problems covered include:

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Childhood diabetes (insulin dependent: type 1, neonatal diabetes)
  • Pregnancy related (gestational) diabetes

Obesity

  • Weight gain in children and adults

Thyroid gland problems

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism: Grave's disease, thyroiditis
  • Thyroid nodules, cancers
  • Thyroid problems in pregnancy

Reproductive problems

  • Early puberty
  • Delay in puberty (breast development, menstruation in females and voice change, facial hair growth, increased testicular volume in males)
  • Prolactin elevation
  • PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Excessive growth of body hair in females
  • Certain menstrual disorders
  • Ambiguous genitalia (difficulty in sex assignment to newborn)

Pituitary gland problems

  • Pituitary tumours
  • Acromegaly (growth hormone excess)
  • Prolactinoma (prolactin excess)
  • Cushing’s syndrome (steroid excess)

Adrenal gland problems

  • Adrenal tumours (cancers, pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma)
  • Excess steroid hormones
  • Low steroid hormones
  • High blood pressure in young
  • Treatment resistant high blood pressure

Parathyroid and metabolic bone problems

  • Increased or low calcium
  • Parathyroid gland tumours
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rickets

Pediatric (childhood) endocrine problems

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Short stature: inadequate height gain
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Turner syndrome
  • Ambiguous genitalia (difficulty in sex assignment in new born baby)

Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN syndromes): tumour growth in multiple endocrine glands

Specialists

Endocrinologist and Diabetologist

Technology

  • Well-equipped laboratory set up for all hormonal assays
  • Advanced imaging (USG, CT and MRI scan) for endocrine glands
  • Facilities of USG guided thyroid FNACs

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Reproductive problems Early puberty Delay in puberty (breast development, menstruation in females and voice change, facial hair growth, increased testicular volume in males) Prolactin elevation PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) Excessive growth of body hair in females Certain menstrual disorders Ambiguous... Read More