What is Endocrinology​

The endocrine system consists of many glands which secrete hormones in response to various stimuli. These hormones help cells communicate with one another. The endocrine system is responsible for almost every cell, organ and function in your body. The hormones released by the endocrine system play major roles in weight gain, sleep cycles, energy levels, even milestones such as puberty, menses and pregnancy. Diseases occur when the system is damaged by external factors or genetic abnormalities.
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Common Endocrine Diseases

  • Diabetes and diabetic complications
  • Thyroid disorders, hyper and hypothyroid
  • Pituitary disorders including pituitary tumour and acromegaly
  • Obesity
  • 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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Meet Our Endocrinology​ Specialists

Get to know our specialists here at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara.

Resident Consultant

Dr Suehazlyn Zainudin


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Dr Swarupini Ponnampalam


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Sessional Consultants

Dr Meenal Mavinkurve

BSc (Canada), MBBChBAO (Ireland), MRCPI (Paediatrics and Child Health), MD (Ireland)

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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.