Endocrinology is that branch of medicine which specialises in curing hormone-related health problems and diseases. An Endocrinologist diagnoses and treats hormone related health issues. Various medical hazards may arise due to dysfunction of any of the 50 different hormones which are secreted in our bodies, though in very small amounts.
An Endocrinologist investigates the causes of a hormonal disease arising due to complications in tissues and glands that generate hormones. He helps restore the hormonal balance. A consultation with an Endocrinologist is highly recommended when your body systems start getting affected due to endocrine disorders causing hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, menopausal disorders, andropause, diabetes, deficiency in growth hormone, adrenal irregularities, PMS and infertility. Need-based, your primary care doctor will refer you to an Endocrinologist.
When there is a hormonal imbalance in your body it affects your normal growth rate, metabolic activities and sexual actions apart from other vital organs of your body. Paediatric Endocrinologists work with children who are facing problems like growth, sex development disorders, obesity, diabetes, and hypoglycaemia. Reproductive Endocrinologists specialise in treating infertility and normal conception difficulty by focussing on the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tube in a female body. Internal Medicine Endocrinologists serve a broader area where people are suffering from common ailments like sudden weight gain/loss, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, diabetes, menopause issues, and high cholesterol.
In a metropolitan city like Delhi, average consultation fee of an Endocrinologist varies from Rs. 600/- to Rs.800/- per visit. A growth hormone disorder treatment in Delhi may cost you between Rs. 6, 000/- and Rs.10, 000 per injection depending on the location of the clinic, years of experience of the physician and the type and number of sessions required. The cost of diabetic necessitates insulin and a bottle of 3ml of generic insulin costs around Rs. 350. A basic blood glucose monitor machine costs around Rs.800/- to Rs 1500.
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