Endocrinology



Epworth HealthCare provides a variety of services and procedures for patients seeking advice or care for endocrinological problems.

 

Endocrinology is the study of hormones - chemicals that influence or control a wide range of physiological activities such as growth, development, puberty, level of alertness, sugar regulation and appetite and bone growth among others.

 

Problems with hormones and the way they work contribute to some major diseases; for example diabetes, thyroid conditions, pituitary conditions, some sexual problems, some neurological problems, appetite and obesity, bone problems, cancer, etc.

 

Sub-specialties are devoted to specific areas where hormones work. These include:

 

  • Paediatric endocrinology, looking at hormones in children

  • Thyroid endocrinology, looking at how the thyroid affects metabolism

  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, where chemicals which mimic the effects of hormones are present in the environment

 

Endocrinology services are available at Epworth Richmond, Epworth Eastern and Epworth Freemasons.

 
Use our Find a Doctor search engine to locate an Endocrinologist at Epworth.

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