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Endocrinology

Apollo Clinic provides care to patients suffering from endocrine disorders such as Diabetes, Adrenal insufficiency, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) etc. Apollo Clinic has a team of renowned endocrinologists and doctors in subspecialties, including rheumatology, clinical immunology, geriatric medicine and cardiology, helping patients lead on their journey to better health and wellness.

The endocrine system is a network of glands that produce and release hormones that help control many important body functions including the paediatric growth of your bones and tissues, your ability to make a baby and even how the heart beats. It plays a key role in determining whether or not you develop thyroid, diabetes, growth disorders, sexual dysfunction, and a number of other hormone-related disorders.

Endocrine Disorders- Even the slightest hindrance in the functioning of one or more of the glands can cause a hormonal imbalance in your body and lead to an endocrine disorder, or endocrine disease.

Symptoms of some common endocrine disorders are:

Diabetes – excessive thirst or hunger, fatigue, frequent urination, nausea, vomiting, vision changes, unexplained weight loss or gain

Pituitary disorders – abnormally large lips, nose or tongue, hands or feet, body and joint aches, altered facial bone structure, deepening voice, fatigue and weakness, sexual dysfunction including decreased libido, sleep apnoea, vision impairment, overgrowth of bone and cartilage and thickening of skin

Addison's disease – depression, diarrhoea, fatigue, headache, skin appears to be bronze colour, low blood glucose, loss of appetite, low blood pressure, missed menstrual periods, nausea, vomiting, craving for salt, unexplained weight loss, weakness

Cushing’s syndrome – fat between shoulder blades (buffalo hump), skin discoloration, fatigue, incessant thirst, osteoporosis, frequent urination, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, irritability and mood changes, rapid heart rate, tremors, red or thick skin on the shins, unexplained weight loss

Hyperthyroidism – diarrhoea, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, goitre, heat intolerance, irritability and mood changes, rapid heart rate, tremors, unexplained weight loss, weakness

Hypothyroidism – cold intolerance, constipation, decreased sweat production, dry hair, fatigue, goitre, slowed heart rate, joint and muscle pain, missed menstrual periods, swollen face, unexplained weight gain In some cases, endocrine disorders could be life-threatening. Hence, it is critical to seek immediate medical intervention if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above.

At Apollo Clinic, we offer comprehensive services in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various endocrine disorders.  

Common procedure/interventions include, but not limited:

  • Diabetes - Type 1, 2 and Gestational
  • Recognition and Management of Hypoglycemia
  • Obesity management
  • Bone Health and Osteoporosis
  • Thyroid disorders, including thyroid during pregnancy
  • Lipid disorders
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Growth disorders
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Celiac disease
  • Addison’s disease
  • Hormone replacement therapy

We also have dedicated dieticians to provide a lifestyle and diet advice for endocrine disorders including insulin information and education.

Diagnosis- The endocrinologists at Apollo Clinic are committed to providing the highest quality healthcare for patients with endocrine disorders. The doctors can prescribe blood and urine tests to check your hormone levels and in turn the possibility of an endocrine disorder.

Apollo clinic's  laboratory is fully equipped with high-tech testing equipment such as radio imaging, radioimmunoassay, nuclear medicine and DEXA scan to diagnose all kinds of endocrine disorders.

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At Apollo Clinic, we use a multi-disciplinary approach to care and non-invasive diagnostic services related to endocrine disorders. Our team of paediatric endocrine specialists, nurses, nutritionists, biochemists and radiologists and other health care professionals work together in areas of expertise to provide the highest level of diagnostic evaluation and long-term management of endocrinology issues.

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