Frequently Asked Questions
What is Endocrinology?
Endocrinology is the study of hormones in the body. There are numerous hormones produced by glands in the body including the pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, ovary and testis.
When do I need to see an Endocrinologist?
Not all hormonal problems need immediate treatment and there are some conditions that merely require watchful waiting. The decision on the next course of action often requires careful consideration of the clinical circumstances, and the degree of abnormality. Very often this has to be balanced with the patient’s wishes, concerns and symptoms.
When do I need to see a Diabetist Specialist?
Diabetes is increasing all over the world. It is common fact that it is linked to very serious health complications including heart disease, stroke, amputation, kidney failure and blindness. However, it is good to know that the risk of diabetes and its complications can be reduced.
What services do you provide?
We provide comprehensive screening and treatment for diabetes mellitus. At Arden, we pride ourselves in having all the tools and modern facilities that can help you diagnose, screen and treat your condition. We have facilities such as HbA1c and urine microalbumin testing, retinal photography which enables us to detect eye disease, neurothesiometers and Doppler scans to enable early detection of foot disease.
When do I suspect that my testosterone levels may be low?
Testosterone in a male may become deficient due to disease affecting either his pituitary gland (in the brain) or his testes. Older men may also suffer the effects of low testosterone due to the natural decline of testosterone with age (a.k.a. andropause). Common symptoms include breast formation, lack of morning erections, sexual thoughts, libido and poor erectile quality. Other men may also experience poor sleep patterns, weight gain, poorer mental concentration, mood swings, unexplained sweating and hot flushes.
Why is it important to get myself checked for testosterone deficiency?
Apart from subfertility, poor bone health and a poorer quality of life, low testosterone is strongly associated with obesity and the development of diabetes. Severe cases have been linked with higher mortality
What can your Endocrinologist do to help you?
Many men are shy to discuss the symptoms they are experiencing. However, there is absolutely no need to suffer in silence. At Arden, we value your need for privacy and confidentiality. Your androgen status may be easily assessed via an interview, physical examination and a series of morning blood tests. Various forms of treatment that are simple, safe and effective, are readily available for men with testosterone deficiency that will restore your confidence and quality of life.
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