Endocrinology is a branch of medicine dealing with endocrine glands – the headquarters of human organism. Why its headquarters is exactly here? Because small-sized organs (hypothalamus, pituitary body, thyroid gland, adrenal glands and sexual glands) generate active substances (hormones) in micro-concentrations which are finely tuned to control all process in the organism. Growth, maturation, reproduction and correct functionality of all organs and systems depend solely on the content of respective hormones in the blood.
Endocrinologist is a tuning doctor. He is a magician capable of adjusting the whole organism to operate properly through impact on a small focus of trouble.
Most diseases relating to endocrinology reveal themselves in childhood. Causeless fatigue, sharp change of moods, irritability all a reasons to visit an endocrinologist. At a primary reception the endocrinologist examines the child, analyses his/her complaints and prescribes additional examinations. For instance: ultrasonic examination of thyroid gland, mammary glands, sexual glands, laboratory tests. By results of all examinations, he prescribes particular treatment.
Endocrinologist treats the following diseases:
- disorder glucose tolerance;
- diabetes 1 and 2 types;
- diabetes insipidus;
- thyroid gland diseases;
- parathyroid gland diseases;
- adrenal gland diseases;
- pituitary body diseases;
- sexual development disorders;
- late physical development.