Endocrinology is a specialty of medicine; some would say a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to hormones. Endocrinology covers such human functions as the coordination of metabolism, respiration, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. Endocrinology also focuses on the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete hormones.
Deepampallavaram Hospitals Dept. of Internal Medicine caters to those who suffer from various Endocrine Diseases / Disorders:
• Endocrine gland hyposecretion - when the gland is not producing enough. It can lead to hormone deficiency.
• Endocrine gland hypersecretion - when the gland is overactive and produces too much. It can lead to excess levels of certain hormones.
• Tumors of endocrine glands - these may be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).
We have a team of experienced and capable consultants who specializes in endocrinology, they diagnose diseases that affect various glands like Adrenal Gland, Pancreas, Parathyroid Gland, Thyroid Gland, Pituitary Gland, Thymus Gland, Ovary and Testicle etc. Once the diagnosis is made, these conditions can be treated by ‘Hormone Replacement Therapy’ and at times by surgery.