Endocrinologists are high qualified doctors, trained to diagnose and treat various hormone disorders. They are trained in the subject called “Endocrinology”. In simplest words, endocrinologists are specialist of hormones.

Any person who is suspected to have hormonal imbalance or anyone who is diagnosed with any hormonal disorder, should visit an endocrinologist.

Pituitary gland is master endocrine gland, which controls function of most other glands. Other endocrine glands are – thyroid, parathyroids, pancreas, adrenals, testis/ovary.

Common hormone disorders in community are –

  • Diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar)
  • Thyroid hormone disorders
  • Infertility
  • Erectile dysfunction,
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Late puberty/early puberty
  • Osteoporosis (weak bones)
  • Rickets/osteomamalciaetc

Other hormone disorders are –

  • Hypocalcemia/hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism/hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Growth hormone disorders
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Disorders of sex development
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypoglycemic disorder etc.

Anyone can be affected with hormone disorders. Like, diabetes and thyroid disorders can occur at any age from newborn to elderly. PCOS occurs in young and adult women, osteoporosis generally occurs at old age but can occur in childhood also.