An endocrinologist is a doctor who treats endocrine glands pathologies, i.e. disruptions in hormonal regulation of vital body functions. The endocrinologist diagnoses and decides on suppression, stimulation or substitution of those hormones that are not produced properly.
Why do patients choose endocrinologists of Euromed Clinic?
Our endocrinologists are certified specialists with extensive experience and practice. Each of them knows everything about issues and treatment methods in endocrinology, and has carefully mastered one of the specific areas (for example, diabetes or thyroid gland diseases).
Our endocrinologists regularly improve their qualifications and participate in medical conferences. Besides, Euromed Clinic possesses modern equipment, which makes it possible to perform accurate tests required for diagnostics in endocrinology.
What diseases are treated by endocrinologists at Euromed Clinic?
- Diseases of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus (diabetes insipidus and hypothalamic diabetes);
- Male and female endocrine infertility;
- Menstrual disorders;
- Adrenal pathologies;
- Thyroid gland pathologies (diffuse goitre, hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, thyrotoxicosis, thyroid gland palpable dominant abnormalities and cysts);
- Climacteric disorders;
- Osteoporosis and many others.
When do I need to visit an endocrinologist?
You need to visit an endocrinologist if you have the following symptoms:
- Rapid weight loss or gain;
- Increased fatigue;
- Great thirst, dry mouth;
- Frequent headaches;
- Swelling around the eyes;
- Dry skin;
- Frequent and excessive urination;
- Sleep disorder, tearfulness, irritability;
- Feeling of a lump in the throat;
- Menstrual disorders;
- If one did not get pregnant after a year of regular attempts.
Diagnostic methods of an endocrinologist:
- Lab tests (blood biochemistry, blood test for various hormones, sugar, etc.);
- Ultrasound, X-ray.
What happens during an endocrinologist’s appointment
An endocrinologist carefully examines the patient and interviews him, reviews the case history and data on previous examinations. He can prescribe additional tests, if necessary.
When the problem is identified and a possible diagnosis is determined, the endocrinologist proposes a scheme for further treatment, taking into account the data obtained and the individual characteristics of the patient’s body.
What are the first signs of diabetes?
They are increased thirst, dry skin and dry mouth, increased urination, increased appetite. Fatigue, irritability, difficulty in concentrating, and temporary blurred vision are also common.
A sharp drop in body weight with increased appetite, “acetone breath” are specific for the 1st type of diabetes which is typical for children and persons under 30. Episodes of hypoglycemia (shivering in body or fingers, fast heartbeat, blood pressure increase, cold sweat arising on an empty stomach or after eating sweets) are specific for the 2nd type of diabetes which is typical for obese women and men over 40.
Why do women have hair over the upper lip?
Hair over the upper lip, on the belly and near nipples (hirsutism) can be a sign of endocrinological disorder, i.e. high level of androgens. This happens when the patient has such diseases as polycystic ovary, hyperplasia or tumors of the adrenal and ovarian cortex, Cushing’s syndrome.
In these cases, however, hirsutism is supplemented with menstrual disorders, weight increase, skin deterioration. In other cases, a plenty of hair on the woman’s body is not related to endocrine profile: genetic predisposition and ethnic background may be the reason.
Is it possible to postpone the menopause?
You can avoid early menopause by eliminating the causes due to which the reproductive function fades ahead of time. Diseases of reproductive system organs, smoking, poor endocrine background, hormone drugs can accelerate menopause. On the contrary, mothers with many children, who have been breastfeeding for a long time, continue to have menstruations at an older age.
If early menopause still occurs, for example, after a hysterectomy, hormone replacement therapy with estrogens or combined drugs (estrogens + gestagens) is prescribed. However, one should consider all the pros and cons since such therapy is not recommended for patients with a high risk of breast or reproductive organs cancer.
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