The department of endocrinology at Narayana Health offers the best treatment modalities available for endocrine disorders and works closely along with other departments such as oncology, neurology, reproductive medicine, reproductive medicine, and genetics to provide accurate and comprehensive care for its patients suffering from various endocrine diseases.
Key endocrine disorders treated include-
Thyroid gland:Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Eye Disorders, and Thyroid Cancers.
Pituitary gland:Pituitary Tumours, Acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, Prolactin Disorders, Diabetes Insipidus, Hypophysitis and Sheehan’s Syndrome.
Reproductive endocrine disorders:PCOS, Hirsutism, Male & Female Infertility, and Sexual Disorders.
Paediatric Endocrinology:Growth, Thyroid, Puberty, Bone & Calcium Disorders.
Metabolic bone disorders:Vitamin D Deficiency, Rickets, Parathyroid Disorders, Osteoporosis, and Genetic Disorders of the Bone.
Adrenal gland:Hypertension, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Adrenal Tumours, Pheochromocytoma, and Aldosteronism (Conn’s Syndrome).
Obesity Management:Childhood and Adult Obesity Management. Collaborates with Bariatric surgeons and nutritionists for weight management.
Diagnosis of Endocrine Disorders: What to expect?
The symptoms of hormone imbalance can be diverse and can largely affect the functioning of the body. It is vital to seek immediate treatment to avoid critical complications further in life. Endocrinologists are doctors who work towards the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of endocrine disorders. Your primary physician will refer you to an endocrinologist in case you’re at risk of an endocrine disorder. Most commonly observed symptoms are fatigue and weakness. Depending on the severity of your condition, the doctor can order one or more of the following tests;
A blood test can detect most hormonal imbalances such as that of the thyroid, testosterone, cortisol, and estrogen levels.
For women, your doctor will perform a Pap test also called a Pap Smear. The test is performed to detect the presence of cancerous cells on the opening of the uterus, cervix. Unusual lumps, cysts or tumours are checked for.
Pelvic examination in men includes checking for any form of abnormalities or presence of lumps in the scrotum.
For the diagnosis of endocrine disorders, doctors can also suggest an ultrasound to create an image of the internals of one’s uterus, pituitary gland or testicles. An ultrasound can help gather more details on the source of the disease.
A biopsy is performed by extracting a sample of cells or tissues for further examination. A biopsy is mostly conducted if the cause and the exact character of the disease are uncertain.
MRI is a medical imaging technique that helps create an image of the processes of the body. Concerning endocrine disorders, an MRI is performed to better distinguish adrenal and liver masses and to identify parathyroid glands. Imaging tests such as an MRI is mostly suggested to find a nodule or tumour.
In some cases, additional tests like sperm count, X-ray, a thyroid scan is also recommended for better clarity of the disease.
Key features of treatment at Narayana Health include,
- State-of-the-art laboratory services for hormonal concentration estimation
- A multi-disciplinary approach to endocrine disorder treatment, leading to better clinical outcomes
- World-class medical equipment and infrastructure
- Ultrasound services for thyroid treatment and parathyroid disorders
- Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) for thyroid nodules
Narayana Health provides the highest quality care and is at the forefront of cutting-edge research on endocrine diseases and diabetes with compassion and concern for patients’ wellbeing.
The endocrine system is a set of all glands, organs and hormones in the human body. The endocrine system plays a vital role in the overall functioning of the body. An endocrinologist is a specialist in treating the ailments concerning different glands in the body. Some of the disorders that endocrinologists treat include
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Cushing’s disease
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Precocious puberty
An endocrinologist is a doctor who specializes in the functioning of glands and hormones in your body. They treat all ailments concerning all glands in the human body. These specialists work with both adults and kids. Endocrinologists who treat kids are called pediatric endocrinologists. They diagnose and treat conditions such as cholesterol, blood pressure, metabolism, stress response, thyroid and more.
One of the most common endocrine disorders treated is diabetes. Diabetes is referred to as a silent killer because of its easy-to-miss symptoms. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas is not releasing enough insulin or when your body stops responding to insulin suitably. Insulin is the hormone that helps store and use the fat from the food you consume. Diabetes is of three types which are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
If you’re facing problems controlling diabetes, then your primary physician can refer you to an endocrinologist. Some of the warning signs that suggest critical diabetes are
- Kidney issues
- Vision issues
- Weight changes
- Frequent switching in blood sugar levels
- Symptoms of nerve damage.
An endocrinologist is a specialist who diagnoses, treats, recommends ways to manage diseases concerning any glands in the body. People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is mostly referred to an endocrinologist. The specialists guide their treatment plan to get blood glucose levels under control. Endocrinologists treat diabetes with the help of medications and by suggesting a diet that’s healthier in the long term. These doctors also keep monitoring the patient’s health to avoid any other diseases or health problems.