Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study of diseases of the endocrine system and their treatment. The endocrine system includes the endocrine and exocrine glands and organs and their secretions called hormones. The main glands and organs of the endocrine system are pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, ovaries, testes, pancreas. These glands secrete hormones such as thyroxine, tryiodotyronine, cortisol, insulin, oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Hormones are chemical messengers that are secreted directly into the blood and they act on different body aspects and functions. Endocrine disorders occur when there is an imbalance in hormone. Diagnosis of endocrine disorders is by evaluating the symptoms and clinical and biochemical assessment. Laboratory tests and imaging are also used for diagnosis. Treatment usually involves controlling the level of hormone produces when they are produced in excess or use of hormone supplements in case of hormonal deficiency. Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder along with obesity, osteoporosis, menopause, infertility, growth and development problems. Narayana health has some of the top endocrinologists
in their Mysore hospital, who provide the highest quality care by using the best treatment modalities available. There are special clinics for management of childhood obesity, thyroid, infertility and metabolic bone disorders. For the most compassionate and complete care, visit our specialist at NH.