Who is an Endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist is a medical specialist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a complex system of glands that produce and release hormones that regulate a wide range of bodily functions, such as growth and development, metabolism, sexual function and mood.
What Does an Endocrinologist do?
Endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions related to the endocrine system, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders and reproductive disorders.
They use a combination of medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests and imaging studies to diagnose these conditions.
When to See an Endocrinologist
If you are experiencing symptoms that may be related to an endocrine disorder, it is recommended that you see an endocrinologist.
Some common symptoms include unexplained weight loss or gain, fatigue, mood changes, increased thirst or urination, irregular menstrual cycles and hair loss.
How do Endocrinologists Work with Other Physicians?
Endocrinologists work closely with other physicians to provide comprehensive care to patients. They often work in collaboration with primary care physicians, as well as specialists such as gynaecologists, urologists and oncologists.
Endocrinologists may also work with a team of healthcare professionals, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians and diabetes educators, to provide comprehensive care to their patients.
Make an Appointment to Visit the Best Endocrinologists in Malaysia
Whether you are dealing with diabetes, thyroid disorders or other hormonal imbalances, Thomson Hospital’s team of experienced endocrinologists is committed to helping you achieve optimal health.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.