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.
An endocrinologist is a specialist who deals with disorders that are caused as a result of abnormal glands, their hormonal functions and their related disorders. These encompass a wide range of problems including overactive or underactive thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, cholesterol abnormalities, hypertension, obesity and diabetes mellitus.
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.
At Arden Endocrinology Specialist Clinic, we understand that each individual is unique. Each disorder can manifest itself in a variety of ways that can be both distressing and very worrying. We strive to provide individualized care for all our patients in a holistic and understanding way.
If you feel that you may be suffering from, or if you have been diagnosed to have, a hormonal disorder, please consider visiting us in our clinic to discuss this in greater detail.
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.
Many people do not need to doctor to tell them how to reduce their blood sugars. The internet is full of websites advising low sugar, low calorie and the next new tablet that promises to cure the disease. Furthermore, many healthcare providers look after people with diabetes as well.
At Arden Endocrinology Specialist Clinic, we focus on the individual and not the disease. We firmly believe in the ethos
‘ I want to live with diabetes, not suffer from it’
We aim to help you individualize your treatment depending on your circumstances and occupation. We believe that diabetes is not just about the sugar results but the individual who has it. We understand that there is a life beyond diabetes and we try to help people cope with the condition and develop a therapy that is right for them.
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.
Our experienced doctors will advise and help you develop a treatment that is right for you and your lifestyle.
We also offer specialized treatments such as insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring systems for our patients.
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.
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
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.