Endocrinology deals with maladies of the hormones. Hormones are secreted by the endocrine glands including the pituitary, thyroid or adrenal glands. They have an impact on physiological activities, and influence growth, development, puberty, level of alertness, sugar regulation, appetite and bone growth.

Hormonal complications cause major diseases such as diabetes, thyroid, pituitary conditions, certain sexual problems, neurological problems, appetite and obesity, bone problems, cancer etc. Management of endocrine diseases improves quality of life considerably and increases life expectancy.

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes is a medical condition in which the human body is unable to produce insulin or use it effectively. It results in a high level of sugar in the blood. There are various types of diabetes like Type 1, Type 2, etc. Some common symptoms are blurry vision, weight loss, fatigue, excessive thirst, etc.

  • Addison’s disease

    Addison’s disease occurs when there is a deficiency of the cortisol hormone. Symptoms include weight loss, weakness, depression, etc.

  • Growth Hormone Deficiencyt

    Lack of Somatotropin, or the growth hormone, results in growth hormone deficiency. This may cause medical conditions known as pituitary dwarfism. Symptoms may include cardiovascular problems, anxiety, dry skin, baldness in males, etc

  • Hyperthyroidism

    The over secretion of the thyroid from the thyroid gland causes abnormal functioning known as hyperthyroidism. It influences metabolism, body temperature, heart rate, etc. The symptoms include tremors in the hands, difficulty in sleeping, anxiety, etc.

  • Cushing’s syndrome

    The excessive production of the hormone cortisol leads to the development of Cushing’s syndrome. It can either be due to overproduction in the body or due to corticosteroid medications. Some common signs are – acne, weight gain, fragile skin, purple marks, etc.

  • Acromegaly

    Uncontrolled secretion of the Growth Hormone (GH) leads to the development of acromegaly. Symptoms show up in expansion of facial features, minute outgrowths in the skin, excessive sweating, etc. Normally these symptoms develop by degrees and remain unnoticed for long.

  • Goiter

    Expansion of the thyroid gland results in the endocrine disorder, goiter. Symptoms include difficulty in breathing, fatigue, weight loss, xerodermia, modification in voice, etc.