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Specialized Endocrinologist & Diabetes Treatment in Dubai
Thyroid: It’s been estimated that up to 10% have some sort of thyroid disease. Patients with thyroid disorders often have problems with their energy levels. They may also have problems with muscle strength, emotions, weight control, and tolerating heat or cold. Endocrinologists treat patients with too much or too little thyroid hormone. Endocrinologists also receive special training to manage patients with thyroid growths or thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules and enlarged thyroid glands.
Reproduction/Infertility: About one in ten couples are infertile. Endocrinologists diagnose and treat hormone imbalances that can cause infertility, and also assess and treat patients with reproductive problems. They work with patients who need hormone replacement. Problems that they treat include menopause symptoms, irregular periods, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premenstrual syndrome, and impotence.
Obesity and Overweight: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 65% of adultsaged 20 years and older are either overweight (defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher) or obese (defined as BMI of 30 or higher). Endocrinologists treat patients who are overweight or obese, sometimes because of metabolic and hormonal problems. When someone is obese they have too much body fat. Thyroid, adrenal, ovarian, and pituitary disorders can cause obesity. Endocrinologists also identify factors linked with obesity, such as insulin resistance and genetic problems.
Pituitary Gland: The pituitary is often called the master gland of the body because it controls other glands. The pituitary makes several important hormones. Over – or under – production of pituitary hormones can lead to infertility, menstrual disorders, growth disorders (acromegaly or short stature) and too much cortisol production (Cushing’s syndrome). Endocrinologists control these conditions with medications and refer patients who need surgery.
Growth: Adults with growth hormone deficiency can experience emotional distress and fatigue. Safe and effective growth hormone replacement therapy is available for people whose growth hormone is abnormal.
Lipid Disorders: Patients with lipid disorders have trouble maintaining normal levels of body fats. One of the most common lipid disorders is hyperlipidemia – high levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (known as “bad” cholesterol), and/or triglycerides in the blood. High levels of these fats are linked to heart (coronary) disease, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease (problems with circulation in the legs). Endocrinologists are trained to detect factors that may be related to lipid disorders, such as hypothyroidism, drug use (such as steroids), or genetic or metabolic conditions. Lipid disorders can be found in several conditions that require special management, including the metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and obesity. Special diets, exercise, and medications may be prescribed to manage hyperlipidemia and other lipid disorders.
Hypertension: or high blood pressure, and it is a risk factor for heart disease. Up to 10% of people have hypertension because of too much aldosterone, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands. About half of these cases are caused by growths that can be removed with surgery. Conditions such as the metabolic syndrome or a rare adrenal growth called a pheochromocytoma also may cause hypertension. These conditions also can be treated successfully.