Endocrinology - Overview
Apollo Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology (ACODE) of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals offers comprehensive services in diagnosis, treatment and management of all hormonal disorders.
Specialized clinics like obesity, bone health & thyroid are designed to provide comprehensive and state-of-the-art management.
The department offers a broad range of services for diabetes, thyroid disorders, growth abnormalities in children, infertility in males and females, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, obesity management, hormone replacement therapy and various other hormonal disorders.
An endocrinologist is a specialist doctor dealing with the disorders of the endocrine gland (thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testis, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus). The endocrine system is a complex group of glands which makes the chemicals known as hormones. Hormones also control the way you respond to your surroundings, and they help to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition your body needs to function.
Generally, endocrine diseases have subtle symptoms. In a majority of cases, your doctor will be referring you to an endocrinologist if they think you are having symptoms that need specialist consultation. In general, you will be seeing/referred to an endocrinologist for mainly these diseases :
- Thyroid diseases
- Metabolic disorders
- Over or under production of hormones
- Difficult to treat hypertension
- Lipid disorders
- Lack of growth (short stature)
- Cancers of the endocrine glands