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Endocrinology

Endocrinology

What is an Endocrinologist?

Hormonal and developmental disorders and related problems can be extremely vexing. Unlike many medical issues, it is not possible for patients to see their glands or the substances they produce, yet they play such a huge role in every aspect of our lives. Whether suffering from metabolic problems, diabetes, early or late onset puberty, too little or too much growth, menopause, thyroid issues, menopause, infertility, or other disorders linked to hormones, the best practitioners to consult are endocrinologists. Finding a top endocrinologist near London is easy with Doctify.

When to see an Endocrinologist?

The top endocrinologists in London have extensive training in diagnosing and treating all the aforementioned disorders. In addition to general medical training and a residency, the best endocrinologists around London must then study for several more years to become masters of the glands and hormones/hormonal and metabolic disorders that they will treat in their practice. Diabetes and thyroid problems are the most regular reason for patient visits to top-rated endocrinologists in London, followed closely by puberty, menopause, and infertility issues (when hormones are the suspected cause).

Making sure your chosen expert endocrinologists in London are fully qualified and certified is important – the advice and diagnoses that they can provide are only as good as their skills and abilities. Top endocrinologists in London found with Doctify are generally members of the Society for Endocrinology and the European Thyroid Association, at a minimum.

Although dealing with hormonal and developmental problems can be daunting, owing to the “hidden” nature of what glands and hormones do in the body, the best endocrinologists in London can help and often fix major problems with medication, supplements, or related treatments. Sometimes, health and happiness really are just a pill away!

Information on sub-specialties

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology- Diabetologists specialise in the management patients diagnosed with diabetes. Especially if the diabetes is not well controlled, or if complications of diabetes are present. General endocrinologists treat a wide range of hormonal disorders such as hyper- or hypo-thyroidism, diabetes insipidus, Addison’s disease and hyperparathyroidism. Paediatric Diabetologists and Endocrinologists specialise in childhood diabetes and other hormonal conditions of children.

  • General Internal Medicine

Common conditions treated by an Endocrinologist

Common procedures performed by an Endocrinologist

  • Adrenocorticotrophin stimulation tests (ACTH)
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Dexamethasone suppression test
  • Fine needle thyroid biopsy
  • Pituitary Function Test
  • Synacthen Test

Disclaimer

This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Doctify Limited has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but makes no warranty as to its accuracy. Consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. In the event of an emergency, please call 999 for immediate assistance.

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