There are a number of glands in the Human Endocrine system and the glands secrete hormones that enter the bloodstream which transports them to different organs and tissues in every part of the body. Endocrinology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that involve hormones, which cover metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. One hormone may have several effects on different target organs, and conversely, one target organ may be affected by more than one hormone.
The Department of Endocrinology at RBH offers comprehensive Endocrinological care and non-invasive diagnostic services. Our endocrinologists are always available for consultation be it evaluation, diagnosis or treatment of problems arising from the malfunctioning of hormone-secreting glands and help in restoring the balance of hormones in the body of the patients.
Treatment of the following diseases are conducted under the Endocrinology Department of RBH:
- Thyroid Diseases
- Metabolic Disorders
- Over or Under Production of Hormones
- Difficult to treat Hypertension
- Lipid Disorders
- Lack of Growth (short stature)
- Cancers of the Endocrine Glands
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Unusual weight loss
Cuts and bruises do not heal quickly or properly.
Lifestyle changes following a healthy diet and regular physical activity surly helps in controlling diabetes but some people need to treat with Diabetes medication, Insulin and Islet cell transplants.
Hyperthyroidism is over production of thyroid hormone and can develop is many ways like Graves’ disease, Toxic adenomas, Subacute thyroiditis ,cancerous growth in the thyroid gland and pituitary gland malfunction. Common symptoms are Weight loss, Palpitation, Sweating, tremors, goiter, hair fall or weak hair.
Hypothyroidism on other hand is reduce production of thyroid hormone. Common symptoms are Constipation, depression, weakness, fatigue, brittle nails and hairs.
Hypoglycemia is due to low blood glucose levels. Common causes for hypoglycemia is reduced diet, extensive exercise or overdose of insulin or diabetes medicines. The most common symptoms are hunger, anxiety, sweating, dizziness,
Hypoglycemia can be treated by following the steps below.
If you have diabetes kindly, check your blood sugar level. If it is below 70 then immediately have 3 teaspoon of sugar or honey or any sweet candy. This may help the symptoms go away. Again, check the sugar level after 15 minutes and take the same steps if the sugar level comes still low. In case of any confusion kindly, get in touch with your doctor immediately.