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Expert assessment and treatment of hormonal disorders
Our bodies contain a number of organs, known as endocrine glands, which secrete hormones that maintain and regulate body function. Should anything affect these glands, they may produce less or more of a specific hormone. Any change or an imbalance in hormone levels can significantly affect the way our body feels and functions and has the potential to cause serious health problems.
Symptoms of a hormone disorder are varied and may include:
Endocrinology is the study of hormones and the hormone-producing glands. A doctor who specialises in this field of medicine is known as an endocrinologist.
At The Highfield Hospital, our Consultant Endocrinologists assess and treat all hormonal disorders and are available to help you. If you would like to book a consultation with them, please book an appointment online today 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 transports them around the body to another area, on which they act to produce a specific effect.
The endocrine glands are glands within the body that produce hormones. The main glands are:
The endocrine system can be thought of as being like a thermostat in a house. When working normally, a constant temperature is maintained. If the thermostat stops working, the temperature can vary considerably.
Of course, the endocrine system has a far wider reach than a simple thermostat in a house. Numerous areas, systems and organs of the body can be significantly affected by a hormonal disorder or imbalance.
Common endocrine disorders/conditions that our Consultant Endocrinologists are asked to help with include:
At your first appointment, your consultant will take a medical history and discuss your symptoms with you. They may ask you questions like:
Depending on your symptoms and medical history, you may require additional tests to aid diagnosis. As well as blood tests, our on-site facilities include X-Ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound, so any of these can be quickly and easily arranged for you when required.
Once the results are back and a diagnosis has been made, your consultant will be able to talk through treatment options with you. Endocrine disorders require regular monitoring to ensure treatment is adjusted as and when required in order to optimise symptom relief.
People come to The Highfield for assessment and treatment of their hormonal disorders for a number of reasons. Some have been referred by their GP, diabetes nurse or another healthcare professional. Others have chosen to self-refer based on their symptoms.
Many of our patients live in or around Manchester, but due to the expertise of our Consultant Endocrinologists, people also travel from much further afield for a consultation.
Regardless of how you’ve been referred to us or the distance you’ll be travelling to visit with your consultant, at The Highfield you will always benefit from:
Your consultant will thoroughly investigate your symptoms, diagnose the cause(s) and discuss suitable treatment options with you. Treatment will be tailored to your specific needs and carefully monitored and optimised as required over time.
Whether you live in Rochdale itself, elsewhere in Manchester, or further afield, please book an appointment online today to arrange your visit with us. We look forward to helping you.