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Expert assessment and treatment of hormonal disorders
Hormones play a vital role in our health, vitality and well-being. They maintain and regulate body functions such as metabolism, regulation of sugar, salt and calcium levels, growth, puberty and reproduction.
Endocrine glands are organs that secrete hormones. Should anything affect these glands, they may produce too much or too little of a specific hormone. An imbalance in hormone levels can affect the way our body feels and functions and has the potential to cause serious health problems.
Symptoms of a hormone disorder may include:
At Bishops Wood Hospital, our Consultant Endocrinologists can help manage and treat a range of hormonal disorders. They would be delighted to meet with you and help you access the most appropriate treatment for your specific needs. If you would like to book a consultation with them, please contact us, and we can arrange that for you without delay.
A hormone can be thought of as a chemical messenger. The endocrine glands release hormones into the blood, which then transports them to another part of the body. They then act to produce a specific effect.
The main endocrine glands in the body are:
The endocrine system is similar to a thermostat in a house. When everything is working normally, a constant temperature is maintained. If the thermostat stops working for any reason, the temperature can vary considerably.
This is an imperfect illustration of course, as the endocrine system has a far more extensive reach than a thermostat in a house. Manty different areas, systems, organs and functions of the body can be significantly affected by a hormone disorder.
Common endocrine disorders/conditions that our Consultant Endocrinologists are asked to help with include:
When you first meet with your consultant, they will take a medical history and discuss your symptoms. They may ask you questions like:
Depending on your symptoms and medical history, you may need additional tests to help confirm a diagnosis. Blood tests are often extremely helpful. If diagnostic tests like MRI or ultrasound are needed, they can be easily arranged for you on-site.
Once the results of any investigations are back and a diagnosis has been made, your consultant will meet with you again to talk through treatment options with you. Most endocrine disorders will require regular monitoring to ensure your symptoms continue to be adequately managed. This means that treatment can be quickly and easily adjusted as needed.
When you visit Bishops Wood Hospital, you will benefit from:
Whatever hormonal disorder you are struggling with, whether your symptoms are relatively mild or much more severe, expert help is available for you at Bishops Wood Hospital.
Your Consultant Endocrinologist will thoroughly investigate your symptoms, diagnose the cause and explore suitable treatment options with you. Treatment will always be tailored to your specific requirements and then carefully monitored and adjusted as required.
For peace of mind and known expert care, why not book your Endocrinology appointment today? We look forward to welcoming you to Bishops Wood Hospital soon.