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Endocrinology Unit

Diabetes, thyroid, endocrine and metabolic medicine specialists.

Our endocrinologists investigate, diagnose and treat disorders of the endocrine system including diabetes and endocrinology. The endocrine system controls your hormones and is made up of glands that produce and release hormones.

Endocrine diseases develop when these glands do not produce the correct level of hormones which causes a hormone imbalance. Restoring the optimal hormonal balance is an important way of maintaining a healthy life.

There are a wide range of endocrine and metabolic conditions seen by our experts some of which are listed below.

  • Thyroid diseases - there are several thyroid diseases, including thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism complicated by a thyroid goitre or nodule, and thyroid function abnormalities.
  • Calcium disorders and metabolic bone diseases (other than osteoporosis).
  • Vitamin D deficiency.
  • Fluid balance & electrolyte disturbances (excluding renal failure): polyuria/polydipsia (not in diabetes), hyper/hypokalaemia, hyper/hyponatraemia, hypomagnesaemia.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome, oligo-amenorrhea, hirsutism, virilisation, male & female hypogonadism, gynaecomastia, galactorrhea, delayed puberty from age 16 years and older, growth problems – short or tall stature.
  • Endocrine hypertension: mineralocorticoid hypertension.
  • Adrenal disease: Cushing’s syndrome, adrenal tumour/incidentaloma, hypoadrenalism, Addison’s disease.
  • Hypoglycaemia is not in diabetes.
  • Sweating, flushing, turns suspected of having an endocrine cause.
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia.

Experts in the Endocrine Service work closely with several other specialises to provide a multidisciplinary service for patients with endocrine conditions.

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If you notice that something isn't right, you will want to be seen by a consultant as quickly as possible. By choosing Sulis Hospital for your private healthcare, you can benefit from timely access to consultant appointments and diagnostic tests.

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Our team takes infection control very seriously. The Endocrinology Unit upholds the highest standard of cleanliness, including a rigorous cleaning regime and attention to detail to prevent surgical infections. All equipment is thoroughly sanitised, and we perform regular screenings to protect you from COVID-19 and other infections during your time with us.

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We’re experts in endocrinology and have a team of dedicated professionals ready to help you.

There are a wide range of conditions that may be caused by hormonal imbalances and the list of symptoms is relatively extensive differing from women to men. Usually, you'd see your GP initially who will be able to assess your symptoms and request a set of tests which may include your blood and urine. These tests will usually indicate whether there's an indication of hormonal imbalance.

Typical symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances may include:

  • Bloating.
  • Constantly feeling tired.
  • Painful or lumpy breasts.
  • Irregular periods.
  • Mood swings.
  • Rapid weight gain.

For men, the symptoms may include hair loss, lower sex drive, erectile dysfunction and loss of stamina and symptoms.

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