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Hormone Specialist (Endocrinologist)

What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is a complex study of the various hormones, their actions and hormone related disorders in the body. These hormones are secreted by glands (organ that secrete various hormones). The glands that make endocrine system includes hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, pancreas, adrenal, testis and ovaries.

Who is an Endocrinologist?

An endocrinologist also known as hormone specialist is super-specialist doctor who is trained to diagnose and treat hormonal imbalance/problems in children as well as adults. An endocrinologist is your best advocate when dealing with hormonal issues. Their overall goal of treatment is to restore the normal balance of hormone in the body.

What are the Endocrine disorder/ diseases?

The diabetes mellitus and thyroid diseases are the most common endocrine disorders. Apart from these the other endocrine disorders are :

  • Lack of growth (Short stature)
  • Excessive growth (Gigantism or Acromegaly)
  • Sex hormone disorder.
  • Over or under production of hormones
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome and other menstrual disorders
  • Disorder of puberty (Maturation)
  • Bone and calcium disorders like osteoporosis
  • Menopause and its hormonal imbalance
  • Paediatric endocrine diseases
  • Cancer of endocrine glands
  • High blood pressure due to endocrine disorders
  • High cholesterol and lipid abnormalities
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