Center of Diabetes and Allied sciences (CDAS) has a special team of endocrinologists who have received training in various countries and have specialized in the field of endocrinology. Having the greatest exposure to patients from all walks of life, our endocrinologists have the rare skill of diagnosing and managing all endocrinological disorders accurately.
Hormones are a vital aspect of normal physiological processes in the body. Disorders affecting hormone systems can put this balance resulting in serious problems in the body’s metabolism. Endocrinological disorders are usually misdiagnosed and necessary care and treatment is not provided. Timely diagnosis and imitation of treatment protocols can affect the life of the patient in the long run. We at CDAS, have a keen eye for endocrinological disorders and have the necessary clinical acumen to diagnose these diseases and offer the best management choices to our patients. Early diagnosis and management of endocrinological disorders are of prime importance to the long term life of the individual, which also gifts potential golden years by appropriate treatment and management.
Some of the diseases affecting the endocrinology of the body are:
Diabetes is the most common disorder in the endocrine system. We have a special department allocated for our diabetic patients with experts in each sector of diabetes management.
Despite being a small gland, the thyroid can affect an individual as a whole as the metabolism of the body depends on this small yet significant gland. The entire body’s growth and metabolism is controlled by this gland, which is responsible for the release of the thyroid hormone. Iodine deficiency, Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goitres, thyroid nodules, cancer of the thyroid come under thyroid endocrinology.
These are the glands situated just above the kidneys. Adrenal tumours, hyperadrenalism, adenoma of the gland are some of the disorders of the adrenal gland.
Lipids & Cholesterol
Cholesterol and blood lipids are the main indicators of general cardiovascular health of a person. Lipid endocrinology deals with the abnormalities in the lipid profile of a patient such as hyperlipidemia, increased levels of Low-density lipoproteins, elevated triglyceride levels, prevention of plaque formation in the arteries etc.
Bone health is vital for all individuals, particularly post-menopausal women and elderly men, and growing children who commonly face problems related to bone and joints. Various disorders of the bone such as osteoporosis, osteopenia, rickets, and vitamin D deficiencies come under the ambit of endocrinology which are managed along with the expertise of orthopedicians.
Disease of the Gonads
Polycystic ovarian disease, hirsutism, hormone related infertilities, hypogonadism, Turners syndrome are all dealt under endocrinology. Men and women suffer from sexual disorders, infertility problems, for which gonadal diseases are the usual causes.
Weight management is a largely researched area yet mismanaged by most resulting in dissatisfied patient outcomes. Obesity under endocrinology deals with this issue with effective therapeutic strategies.
A small, master gland of all endocrine glands in the body is the pituitary. It resides in the brain and controls activities of all the other glands in the body. Without much emphasis, abnormality in the pituitary gland can distort the normal physiology in almost all the systems in the body. Disorders such as adenoma of the pituitary, galactorrhoea, hypopituitarism, diabetes insipidus are dealt in pituitary endocrinology.
Apart from the usual clinics, our department conducts educational and awareness programs to boost the endocrine health of the society. Counselling and information exchange programs for the pubertal females, pre- and post-menopausal women, elderly citizens, thyroid awareness, diabetes awareness, obesity management sessions are offered at CDAS. We believe that the power of prevention is the greatest tool for healthy life of any individual.