What an endocrinologist treats

What diseases are treated to an endocrinologist


endocrinologist should treat diseases of the endocrine system, which include the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, $ pineal body, thyroid, pancreas, adrenal glands. Such diseases include: non-diabetes (disruption of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland causing the sensation of constant thirst), diabetes mellitus (disease arising from lack of the hormone insulin ), autoimmune thyroiditis (thyroid augmentation caused by iodine deficiency in the body), impaired calcium metabolism (altering calcium content in the blood), Itsenko-Cushing disease (disease, causing adrenal dysfunction), acromegaly (excessive growth hormone production), disorders caused by endocrine pathologies (obesity, neuropsychiatric disorders, muscle weakness, disorders in sexual function, osteoporosis). The

endocrinologist is approached in case of frequent mood suppression, as well as problems associated with impaired concentration.

Symptoms in which you need to contact an endocrinologist: constant feeling of fatigue, frequent fatigue without specific reasons, shaking arms, legs, menstrual disorders, prolonged or abundant menstruation, palpitations, increased sweating, difficulty with heat or cold, appetite problems, significant weight changes for no reason. The endocrinologist is also addressed in case of sleep disorders, in infertility of unexplained origin, in the appearance of nausea, frequent constipation, in the deterioration of the state of hair, nails. Such symptoms often indicate endocrine disorders, such as changes in the thyroid gland, disorders of blood calcium concentration (excess or deficiency) and others pathologies of hormonal origin.

As an endocrinologist conducts an appointment

During the initial appointment, the endocrinologist examines the data of the medical history, interviews the patient, determines his condition. The doctor performs palpation of the thyroid gland, lymph nodes, measures pressure, listens to the heart. Depending on the patient’s complaints and the results of the initial examination, the patient may be prescribed additional tests.

Additional methods of endocrine system research include ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, puncture, etc.

Some endocrinologists specialize in the treatment of certain diseases only. Depending on the alleged disease, it is possible to refer to a diabetologist, a gynecologist, an endocrinologist, a specialist in thyroid diseases, a pediatric endocrinologist.

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