Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. Though the most common reason for consultation with endocrinologist is thyroid diseases, but other psychological or behavioral activities caused by hormones like metabolism, growth and development, reproduction, mood, etc. should not be forgotten. Note that even the tiniest nodule in thyroid needs a steady follow-up.
Consultation with endocronologist is recommended if there are cardiovascular problems or pigmentation or hairiness disorders also if you experience unexpected weight changes, thirst, weakness, sweating. Thyroid and adrenal glands ultrasound, puncture biopsies and laboratory investigations can be performed.
- Consultation with endocrinologist
- Thyroid ultrasound
- Puncture biopsy of the thyroid
- Ultrasound of adrenal glands
- Laboratory investigations: TSH, FT4, FT3, ATPO, thyroglobulin, antithyroglobulin antibodies, parathormone, luteinising hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, prolactin, progesterone, estradiol, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, cortisol, human chorionic gonadotropin, sex hormone binding globulin, c-peptide, insulin, calcitonin, Cross-laps (marker for osteoporosis), somatotropin, balance of electrolytes, vit. D3 concentration.