Endocrinologists are qualified to diagnose and treat conditions like diabetes, thyroid diseases, infertility, growth issues, metabolic disorders, osteoporosis, some cancers, and disorders in the hormone-producing adrenal glands and pituitary glands.
When should you see an endocrine specialist?
When you are facing a diagnosis of a hormonal condition, like diabetes mellitus or thyroid disease, your primary doctor may suggest that you see an endocrinologist. The benefit of seeing a specialist is that the specialist is an expert on a few conditions and have access to more resources for diagnosis and treatments.
What are the benefits of seeing an endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist can diagnose and treat hormone problems and the complications that arise from them. Hormones regulate metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. Hormone imbalances are the underlying reason for a wide range of medical conditions.
What happens when you see an endocrinologist?
An endocrinologist visit isnt that different from an ordinary doctors visit. The visit usually entails an analysis of your medical history, a full-body examination, and blood and urine samples. The doctor will begin by taking your vitals and assessing your weight and height.