Endocrinology Department at PRK Hospitals :
Department of endocrinology at PRK Hospitals deal with the diagnosis and treatment related to hormones. Our endocrinology offers a wide range of services for diabetes, obesity management, thyroid disorders, hormonal disorders, pituitary disorders and many more. We offer comprehensive diagnosis for a wide range of hormonal and metabolic disorders, with team-based services in collaboration with allied specialties.
As Endocrine diseases fall into broad categories of hormone over or under production, altered tissue response to hormones, or tumors arising from Endocrine tissue we offer the best treatments examining everything in details. Our endocrinology doesn’t only deal with common disorders like Diabetes, Thyroid and Obesity but also shows expertise in handling disorders like secondary Hypertension, Hirsutism Hypoganadism and pediatric illnesses including growth and puberty.
What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with endocrine system which includes various glands. An endocrinologist is a qualified person who diagnosis the conditions that affect these glands. Endocrinologist not only deal with the cancers of the endocrine glands, but also cholesterol or lipid disorders, diabetes, hypertension, infertility, lack of growth, menopause, metabolic disorders, osteoporosis, over or under production of hormones and thyroid diseases.
Types of Diabetes:
There are two types of diabetes among which type 1 diabetes symptoms will be visible very quickly in a week or two. But type 2 diabetes symptoms are very mild and not able to identify. Diabetes can be identified with the following tests.
- Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing
- Hemoglobin Testing
- Diabetes and urine testing
Your doctor will test your blood sample to identify any signs of diabetes. It will take 2 days to confirm the diabetes in your blood sample. If the blood glucose level is high test result also will be acquired quickly.
Symptoms of endocrinology:
There are no specific symptoms that we can say that is because of endocrine disorder but we can list out few things. Here are few symptoms that you need to have a look and see the doctor immediately if any symptoms is observed. Check the list of symptoms here.
- Sudden weight loss
- Rapid heartbeat
- Thinning of skin
- Frequent headaches
If you observe any of the above symptoms you need to see the doctor and undergo tests to confirm the disease.As your endocrine system is interlinked with one another, once you encounter any difference in one gland they automatically show effect on other glands too.
All these glands like Pituitary gland, Thyroid gland, Parathyroid gland, Pancreas, Adrenal Gland, Ovaries, Testicles, etc. are interconnected and uses hormones to communicate with glands to control growth and energy levels of your body.