It involves the study, diagnosis and treatment of defects and problems associated with the endocrine system the system that is involved in the production of hormones. Hormones produced by these glands are sent into the bloodstream to the various tissues in the body. They send signals to those tissues to tell them what they are supposed to do. When the glands do not produce the right amount of hormones, diseases develop that can affect many aspects of life.
Billroth hospital is one of the pioneered institutions that have possessed experienced endocrinology specialist to treat various problems associated with hormones. The department has been equipped with the advanced technology and machines to diagnose and treat any complicated problems.
We treat all sorts of deficiencies that are in par with various glands of the body. The glands include
Adrenal glands: Two glands that sit on top of the kidneys that release the hormone cortisol.
Hypothalamus: A part of the lower middle brain that tells the pituitary gland when to release hormones.
Ovaries: The female reproductive organs that release eggs and produce sex hormones.
Islet cells in the pancreas: Cells in the pancreas control the release of the hormones insulin and glucagon.
Parathyroid: Four tiny glands in the neck that play a role in bone development.
Pineal gland: A gland found near the center of the brain that may be linked to sleep patterns.
Pituitary gland: A gland found at the base of brain behind the sinuses. It is often called the “master gland” because it influences many other glands, especially the thyroid. Problems with the pituitary gland can affect bone growth, a woman’s menstrual cycles, and the release of breast milk.
Testes: The male reproductive glands that produce sperm and sex hormones.
Thymus: A gland in the upper chest that helps develop the body’s immune system early in life.
Thyroid: A butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck that controls metabolism.