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ENDOCRINOLOGY

The endocrine system consists of many glands which secrete hormones in response to various stimuli. Its functions are to maintain the bodily functions in response to external situations such as stress, infections, bleeding, and others, as well as prepare the body for reproduction, sexuality, etc. Diseases occur when the system is deranged by the external factors or genetic abnormalities. Common endocrine diseases include:

  • Diabetes and diabetic complications
  • Thyroid disorders, hyper and hypothyroid
  • Pituitary disorders including pituitary tumor and Acromegaly
  • Obesity (simple and gross of metabolic syndrome)
  • Adrenal disorders (eg Cushing’s Disease, Addison’s disease)
  • Growth disorders and bone metabolic abnormalities
  • Endocrine hypertension
  • Lipid abnormalities
  • Osteoporosis and calcium disorder

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