An endocrinologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases of the endocrine system. For prevention, it is recommended to visit this specialist annually.
When it is necessary to make an appointment with an endocrinologist
The following complaints may be a reason to contact an endocrinologist:
- weakness and increased fatigue
- sleep disturbance
- mood swings
- dry skin
- feeling of a “lump in the throat”
- weight change
- hair loss
- an increase in the mammary glands in men
- high thirst, increased urination
- long wound healing
- cramps and muscle pain
- an increase in the size of the neck
- violation of libido
Endocrine diseases are characterized by a variety of symptoms, so competent and early diagnosis is important. In SILK Medical reception is conducted by highly qualified doctors with great experience. Our specialists regularly attend lectures and seminars, participate in conferences and symposiums.
How is the endocrinologist’s appointment performed
At the initial consultation the endocrinologist asks the patient about the complaints, way of life and collects the history of the disease. The doctor determines the nature of the symptoms, when they appear and possible causes. Then the doctor proceeds to the examination. First assesses the patient’s physique, the condition of his skin and the type of hair growth. Thereafter measures blood pressure and pulse, feels the thyroid gland and lymph nodes.
Various methods of laboratory and instrumental diagnostics are used to confirm the diagnosis in endocrinology. Among them are:
- general and biochemical blood analysis
- total urinalysis
- hormone test
- MRI and CT
The scope of the diagnosis is determined by the doctor on an individual basis during the appointment. Based on the results the necessary treatment is selected.
SILK Medical Multidisciplinary Medical Center is equipped with modern expert-class equipment. The endocrinologists of the clinic follow current international guidelines and do not prescribe unnecessary tests.