Endocrinology is the study of hormones. Hormones are essential for our everyday survival.
Hormones are released in one part of the body, travel in the bloodstream, and have an effect on other parts of the body. This helps different parts of the human body to communicate with each other. Hormones are secreted by endocrine glands, such as the pituitary, thyroid, or adrenal glands. They influence or control a wide range of physiological activities, such as growth, development, puberty, level of alertness, sugar regulation and appetite, bone growth, etc.
The problems with hormones and the way they work contribute to some of the major diseases of mankind; for example, diabetes, thyroid conditions, pituitary conditions, some sexual problems, some neurological problems, appetite and obesity, bone problems, cancer, etc.
What We Treat
Diabetes Management – At Aadicura Endocrine Clinic patients with diabetes shall receive complete diabetes care including medical therapy, diet counseling, exercise planning, evaluation for heart, kidney, liver, eye, and nervous system disturbances related to diabetes. There is a dedicated team of diabetes educators for insulin initiation, titration, foot care, and hypoglycemia education.
Thyroid Disorders And Management – We offer comprehensive care for all types of thyroid disorders namely hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodule, thyroid cancer, benign thyroid nodules, and goiter. There are a lot of misconceptions about thyroid disorders in society. At our endocrine clinic, we offer complete counseling and a thorough understanding of individual thyroid issues which would enable patients to have a clear idea about their disorder.
PCOD And Related Disorders Like Abnormal Hair Growth In Females (Hirsutism) – The therapy of PCOD/PCOS is not just pills but includes comprehensive care including multiple aspects in hormone and metabolism apart from just medical therapy. At our OPD we offer these elaborate services for our PCOD/PCOS patients – diet and nutritional therapy, Exercise planning, medical therapy, premarital counseling to groom and both families, preconception counseling for PCOD females. All these approaches are completely personalized to meet the individual needs and expectations of patients and families.
Puberty And Related Disorders In Girls And Boys – We deal with all kinds of hormonal issues at coming of age like puberty counseling, delayed puberty, delayed breast development and menstruation in girls, delayed moustache, lack of penile growth, and other sexual changes in boys, precocious puberty (early breast development, hair growth in armpits or pubic region or menstruation in girls and early sexual changes in boys), breast enlargement in boys (gynecomastia), and disorders of sexual differentiation at any age.
Endocrine Disorders In Children – Problems like poor height gain / short stature (Most parents think that their children will eventually catch up in height at a later age and hence avoid timely endocrine consultation). Timely and regular growth and development monitoring is needed to diagnose short stature and poor height gain at an early age.
Other endocrine disorders often seen in kids include
• Thyroid disorders
• Excess weight gain (weight gain may not be just excess diet but can indicate subtle hormonal disorder)
• Diabetes in young
• Calcium and vitamin D disorders, deformed bones, and rickets
• Disorders of gender differentiation at birth (inability to differentiate as a male child or female child)
Bone And Mineralisation Disorders, Parathyroid Disorders
Our department shall also cater to a variety of bone-related endocrine disorders like
• Osteomalacia and Vit D deficiency
• Hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid tumors
• Renal osteodystrophy
• Renal tubular acidosis
• Pagets disease
• Fibrous dysplasia
• Osteogenesis imperfecta and other rare bone disorders
Early Menopause (premature ovarian insufficiency)
An adequate and normal ovarian function is every woman’s right and we offer diagnostic and management facilities to women with early menopause.
Menopause Related Problems
At Aadicura, the Endocrine department is specialized to cater to a variety of menopause-related endocrine disturbances namely menopausal hot flushes, vaginal dryness, genital problems, bone health, mental health, menopause counseling, and offer menopausal hormone therapy.
Transgender And Hormonal Therapy
At the endocrine clinic, we also offer hormone therapy for male to female and female to male gender reassignment. We also have a dedicated setup for counseling families and relatives for patients willing to go for gender reassignment therapy. There is a completely ethical, rational, and systematic management and follow-up facility for such a group of patients and it is thoroughly confidential.