Diseases and Conditions Treated at Our Hospital’s Department of Endocrinology
Obesity is a top healthcare issue faced by the world today. With us, the management of obesity includes lifestyle changes, medications and in some cases, even surgery. However, the main treatment for obesity comprises weight loss via dieting and physical exercise.
Assessment & Treatment of Thyroid Disorders
A disorder in the thyroid gland due to hormones can be a chronic issue. Its treatment usually involves drug therapy to block hormone production, or undergoing a radioactive iodine treatment that disables the thyroid. The treatment could also include thyroid surgery to remove part or the entire gland. The most popular treatment is radioactive iodine.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder usually affecting women of reproductive age. Menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, acne and obesity are a few of its symptoms. The most effective treatment for it is usually hormone management with birth control pills to regularize periods, metformin medicine to prevent diabetes, statins to control high cholesterol, and other hormones to increase fertility as well as procedures to remove excess hair.
A pituitary disease is a type of abnormality primarily affecting the pituitary gland. These disorders are caused by too much or too little of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland.
Overactivity of one or more of the parathyroid lobes in the parathyroid glands is what this disease comprises. In fact, too much parathyroid hormone causes potentially serious calcium imbalance. This is called hyperparathyroidism and it leads to hypercalcemia, osteoporosis, kidney stones, and various other symptoms.
Any kind of disease or injury to the bone is a part of this disorder. In fact, this disorder is the major cause of abnormalities of the human skeletal system. There are different types like cancer, osteoporosis and physical injuries causing fracture. Often this disease could be the reason behind fracture and other diseases.
Diseases involving the reproductive system, including congenital abnormalities, reproductive tract infections, cancers of the reproductive system and sexual dysfunction are a part of this disorder.
Metabolic disorders are usually defined as inborn errors of metabolism, encompassing deficiencies in enzymes involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids derived from proteins, and fatty acids liberated from lipids.