Hormones are ‘messengers’ that travel from one endocrine gland or organ from one part of your body to another via your blood. Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine system; a system that controls your hormones. Hormones coordinate different functions in our body such as growth and development, metabolism, haemostatis, reproduction, sexual functions, sleep cycles and even moods. Minor changes in hormone levels can cause significant changes to our body and leads to conditions that may require medical or surgical treatment.
A doctor who treats diseases related to hormonal imbalance is called an endocrinologist. At Columbia Asia, our experienced endocrinologists diagnose and treat diseases such as Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as well as Gestational diabetes. Apart from that, they also handle thyroid and parathyroid diseases, osteoporosis and other metabolic bone disease; and address conditions related to growth issues, infertility, obesity, and disorders in the hormone-producing adrenal and pituitary glands. The team at our endocrinology unit also manages patients on insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) as well as conducting dynamic tests for certain hormonal disorders.
Among conditions under endocrinology
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
- Obesity and metabolic disorders
- Adrenal Disorders
- Pituitary Disorders
- Pheochromocytoma/ Paraganglioma and other Neuroendocrine Tumours
- Osteoporosis & Calcium Metabolism
- Young Hypertension Evaluation