The Endocrine System consists of a collection of glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism of sugars, fats and proteins. It also involves regulation of calcium, growth and sexual development, because these are controlled by secretion of different chemicals into the blood. These substances are called hormones. The amount of hormone produced by each gland is carefully controlled. Too much or too little of certain hormone can have effects throughout the body and cause various disorders. The endocrine system consists of following glands.
Situated at the base of the brain and it secretes
Stimulating hormones for gonads (FSH and LH)
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Present near the stomach and it secretes
One on each side, present on top of each kidney, has two independent parts. These glands
Found in the front of the neck, and secretes
Four glands, close to the thyroid gland and they secrete
Two in each body
(Male and female reproductive organs); they secrete
Testosterone in males
Estrogen/progesterone in females
We emphasize a personalized approach to care, tailoring the treatment program to the individual needs and capacities of the patient. The Endocrinology Unit diagnoses and treats all endocrine-related conditions of children, adolescents and adults. Our specialty includes treatment of following conditions:
(Tumors, and prolactin disorders)
(Short stature, abnormal growth)
(Goiters, Hypothyroid and hyperthyroid disorders, thyroid cancers)
(Cortisol deficiencies and excess, hypertension)
Problems of puberty
Diabetes insipidus and inappropriate release of vasopressin, associated with thirst
disorders and electrolyte imbalance.
(Abnormal Sodium and other electrolytes)
(High or low Calcium states)
Calcium and bone disorders
(Osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Vitamin D disorders)
(Abnormal hair growth in females)
Women hormonal issues
(Menopause, HRT, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
(high cholesterol and triglycerides)
Physicians are also specially trained diabetologists. Our services offer comprehensive care of following disorders:
– Type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
– Gestational diabetes mellitus.
– Diabetic foot.
– High Cholesterol ( Dyslipidemia).
– Endocrine disorder as listed above
With the help of specialized diabetes educationist and dedicated nutritionist, all patients are provided with diabetes education and a diet plan tailored to their needs and capacities. Our diabetic clinic has facilities to have on spot blood glucose checkup, doppler ultrasound to assess blood flow in feet, and eye exam including retinal checkup. Free screening of cholesterol and urine albumin, are held in the clinics periodically. Round the clock support to
our diabetic patients is available in the form of a 24- hour Diabetic helpline.