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Diseases

We deal with various diseases that affect the endocrine system. Some endocrine diseases like diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, PCOD and diseases of the thyroid are very common, whereas some like Cushing’s syndrome, Acromegaly and insulinoma are uncommon. The list below is not exhaustive, but covers the most common diseases seen by endocrinologists.

Diabetes Mellitus

This is one of the most common diseases treated by endocrinologists. It is important that we understand the person suffering with the disease and plan treatment modalities appropriate for their care. The type of diabetes, its duration, complications and response to previous treatment will decide the type of medicines used.

Thyroid Diseases

Thyroid diseases are extremely common especially among women. It can range from hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules. 5 to 15 % of these thyroid nodules may end up being malignant. Specialised treatments like radioactive iodine treatment can be helpful for people with hyperthyroidism.

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