The Endocrinology consultations at Emerald Medical Center take on average between 45 and 60 minutes.
Emerald Medical Center offers patients a multi-disciplinary approach of their diseases and the specialty Endocrinology is interconnected with Cardiology, Neurology and Internal Medicine which are the specialties already present at Emerald.
Endocrinology is a medical specialty which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the endocrine system. This system is made up of numerous substances called hormones. These are secreted by varied glands and organs in the body(thyroid, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas, hypothalamus, ovary, testicle, thymus, pineal gland, pituitary gland) and they cause a variety of important health effects.
The symptoms caused by excessive hormonal secretion include: excessive sweating, arterial hypertension, tachycardia( elevated heart rate), osteoporosis, nephrolithiasis, frequent urination, diabetes mellitus, weight gain, excess growth of body hair, menstrual cycle abnormalities in females etc and when there are hormonal deficiencies patients can present with hypotension (low blood pressure), bradycardia(low heart rate), increased volume of urine, dehydration, weight loss, excessive fatigue, muscle pains, nausea, diarrhea, skin hyperpigmentation etc.