Your hormones act as chemical messengers between your group of cells. They are released and travel in your bloodstream to tissues or organs. They work gradually and slowly affect many different processes of our body including growth and development, metabolism, behaviour, sexual functioning, and reproduction.
Your endocrine glands are responsible for secreting these hormones. These glands include the pineal body, hypothalamus, parathyroids, pituitary, pancreas, testes, and ovaries. An imbalance in these hormones can affect our body’s systems its ability to function properly. Endocrinology is the study of these hormones, and an endocrinologist is a specialist who helps in treating with a wide range of conditions that are caused by problem with hormones.
Sometimes, an uncommon or difficult diagnosis may require the attention of a medical specialist, to help identify the root cause of the red flags. If you have noticed that you’re struggling with any of the below symptoms, your first step would be to consult your primary care doctor. Your doctor will evaluate your symptoms and may refer you to an endocrinology specialist.
An endocrinology specialist will diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that might be related to a hormonal imbalance.
They will start by evaluating your family history, medical history, current medications, dietary habits, and existing symptoms. During your visit, you might be further evaluated to check for abnormalities in gland productions and their effects on your body. Your endocrinologist will aim to restore your hormonal imbalances to help you lead a better quality of your life.
Depending on your underlying conditions and its symptoms, your specialist will suggest a treatment plan that works for you.
You may be screened for an endocrine disorder either through blood testing, genetic testing, imaging, or urine testing.
Yes. After your consultation with our virtual doctor, a referral to an Endocrinologist will be emailed to you or sent to your nearest specialist’s clinic.
Yes. Since they specialize in hormones and metabolism of the body, they can help with any underlying medical condition that might contribute to weight gain or weight loss.
Yes. Since both chemotherapy and radiation therapy can affect the ability of endocrine organs to produce hormones, patients who have undergone treatment for cancer are at a higher risk.
Most hormone diseases are treatable and curable; however, it is important that your specialist understands why your hormone levels are high or low. Different blood tests will be ordered for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.