The Department of Endocrine and Metabolism is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal abnormalities, metabolic abnormalities, and tumors that occur in the endocrine system.
What Does the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism Do?
Hormones are physiologically active substances that exchange signals among the cells and tissues in our bodies. These include pituitary hormones, thyroid hormones, insulin, adrenal hormones, and sex hormones. Endocrine and metabolic diseases are caused by the abnormal increase and decrease in the volume of these hormones. The following are the primary diseases that are treated by the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism are:
* Pituitary disorders: Acromegaly, growth disorders, prolactin-producing adenoma, hypopituitarism, and pituitary tumor
* Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, thyroid cancer, and benign nodules
* Osteoporosis, disorders of calcium metabolism (parathyroid disorder), and metabolic bone disease
* Secondary hypertension, Cushing's syndrome, hyposuprarenalism, and adrenal tumor
* Menopausal disorders, including amenorrhea
* Obesity and hyperlipidemia