Endocrinology is basically a branch of medicine which deals with diseases of endocrine system. Endocrine system secretes hormones and hormonal imbalances are a cause of a wide array of diseases in the body. An endocrinologist treats several diseases such as diabetes, hormonal imbalances, thyroid, osteoporosis, menopause, growth disorders, some kind of cancers and metabolic disorders.
When a person is facing issues concerning the diagnosis of any kind of hormonal condition, such as diabetes or thyroid, it is better to get in touch with an endocrinologist. Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism happen due to malfunctioning of the thyroid gland. In such a case one should consult an endocrinologist who has studied hormonal conditions and can prescribe the best treatment. If you are suffering from symptoms such as excessive growth, slow bone growth, irregular heartbeat, sudden weight loss or weight gain, brittle bones, nervousness, sweating, depression etc, it is recommended that you visit an endocrinologist for proper analysis of your symptoms. Some infants have hormonal problems right from the time of birth. They should be taken to an endocrinologist for health issues, such as stunted growth.
There are different kinds of endocrinologists. A reproductive endocrinologist specializes in the field of gynaecology and obstetrics. Those who specialize in treating children; are known as paediatric endocrinologists. An endocrinologist in internal medicine deals with problems such as hypertension, menopause, thyroid diseases, osteoporosis weight problems, diabetes, high cholesterol etc.
The consultation fees of an endocrinologist usually begins at Rs 500/-. Treatments for different diseases varies. For instance, Diabetes treatment is Rs 1,000/- onwards while that for thyroid begins at Rs 1,500/-
Endocrinologists offer different kind of treatments. These include:
Thyroid Management –Disorders of thyroid gland such as an under active or overactive thyroid can easily be treated with supplemental hormones and medications.
Diabetes Treatment- Endocrinologists recommended different diabetes treatment depending upon the stage of the disease. Some patients require insulin injections while some just need medication.
Surgical Removal of thyroid gland- If there is growth in thyroid gland, surgical removal may be necessary.
PCOS Treatment- Patients with Polycystic Ovaries syndrome are usually recommended medication and dietary changes.
Hormonal Imbalance Treatment- Patients with hormonal imbalances are given medication known as bio identical hormones or synthetic hormones. Bio identical hormones such as oestrogen, DHEA are used to cure their condition.