Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition

Endocrinology, diabetes and nutrition consultations at Emerald last on average between 45 minutes and 60 minutes

Emerald Medical Center offers patients a multi-disciplinary approach of their diseases and the specialities: endocrinology, diabetes and nutrition are 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.

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by a high level of blood sugar over a long period of time.

Clinical symptoms of diabetes include: increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, the presence of ketones in the urine (ketones are a byproduct of fat breakdown), irritability, but these are not present in all cases.

Diabetes can be divided into two categories: primary and secondary. In the case of primary diabetes mellitus, type I, insulin-dependent and type II, insulin-independent are recognized. Secondary forms of diabetes occur in pancreatic diseases, hormonal abnormalities, acute myocardial infarction, insulin receptor abnormalities and some genetic syndromes. In this classification, insulin dependence is not equivalent to insulin therapy.

Type I primary diabetes mellitus is characterized by reduced or no insulin secretion, with patient survival dependent on administration of an insulin preparation.

Type II diabetes mellitus is the most common. form of the disease, in many cases being associated with obesity. Deficiency in insulin secretion occurs gradually and after several years persistent hyperglycemia sets in.

Some examples of complications of diabetes:

  • Neuropathy, gangrene, lower limb amputation;
  • Myocardial infarction, hypertension, stroke;
  • Kidney failure requiring dialysis;
  • Glaucoma, cataracts, retinopathy, until complete loss of vision;
  • More common infections that do not heal;
  • Depression, anxiety and other psychiatric illnesses;
  • Deafness;
  • Impotence;
  • Coma.
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Dr. CRISTINA BLOȚ

Over 10 years of experience in endocrinology in the United States

Endocrinology, diabetes mellitus, metabolic diseases and nutrition specialist – she completed training in these specialties in the United States of America, with more than 10 years of experience.

She graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila in 2004A and she has over 10 years of professional experience in the American healthcare system. She completes her speciality training at 2 prestigious university centers in the USA, the Yale affiliated Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport Connecticut and the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester New York.

Accumulated and extensive experience in the USA in treating diabetes mellitus, thyroid gland diseases including thyroid cancer, diseases of the adrenal glands, pituitary gland, reproductive system including infertility and the evaluation and treatment of transsexual persons in addition to bone diseases and lipid abnormalities.

Her main interests include the specific hormonal abnormalities that are interconnected with cardiologic and neurologic diseases, like secondary arterial hypertension. As a result dr. Bloț approaches endocrine disorders in a multidisciplinary manner with cardiology and neurology specialists. In this way patients benefit from her USA acquired expertise in nutrition and metabolic diseases.

Dr Bloț attended numerous international speciality conferences in the USA and Europe.

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Dr. GABRIELA STRÂMBU

Primary care physician diabetology and nutrition diseases

Scientific activity: participation with scientific papers at numerous congresses and in national and international specialized publications.
Areas of interest: obesity, treatment of diabetes in a neurological or cardiovascular context.

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Dr. MARIANA COSTACHE OUTAS

Primary endocrinologist

Currently working at Colţea Clinical Hospital, European certification in Endocrinology (2018), with extensive medical practice in oncological endocrinology and sequelae on fertility and bone health.

She has a rich expertise in tumors of the cervical region – with the completion of the specialization stage organized under the auspices of the European Society of Thyroidology (2018) for the diagnosis by puncture of thyroid tumors. She did an internship on the Evaluation of the causes and therapeutic options for couple infertility prior to the referral to assisted reproduction procedures at the University Clinic of Endocrinology of Papageorgiou Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Member of National and International Scientific Societies, with sustained presentations and grants awarded by European societies:

  • 2016 Romanian Society of Pediatrics
  • 2013 British Society of Endocrinology (BSE)
  • 2011- Romanian Society of Endocrinology, affiliated to EFES since 1998, currently ESE
  • 2010- European Society of Endocrinology (ESE)
  • 2009- The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)
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