The Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Manipal Hospitals is one of the most well equipped hormonal health practices in the country, offering end to end treatments and diagnostic services for all hormonal health concerns.
At the Department of Endocrinology and Pediatric Endocrinology Manipal Whitefield hospital, we have been at the forefront of providing expert diagnosis, evaluation and management of all endocrine conditions and dysfunctions. We have achieved excellence in addressing patients with the broad spectrum of hormonal conditions including bone diseases, thyroid disorders, diabetes, pituitary disorders and adrenal disorders.
This is a treatment done to add, block or remove hormones in the body. Depending on the nature of the hormonal disorder, an endocrinologist will recommend medication or treatment that increases or regulates the levels of a hormone or multiple hormones in the body. For example, diabetics are often given insulin to help control their blood sugar. It…Read More
The endocrine system is made up of a multifaceted collection of organs and glands which are responsible for producing and regulating hormones in the human body. These hormones in the bloodstream control numerous functions of the body including reproduction, growth and development. They also control the way the human body reacts to surroundings, and they help supply the adequate amount of energy and nutrition the body needs to function.
The endocrine system is made up of major glands such as the pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, ovaries, adrenal, pituitary, testes and hypothalamus. Diabetes is the most common type of endocrine disorder, but there are also many other metabolic conditions such as hypertension, cholesterol disorders, and male and female hormonal disorders – including hypogonadism and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Key Investigations Offered
ACTH stimulation test
We at Manipal Whitefield facility are renowned for providing the best care for some of the most critical conditions that affect the endocrine system. Services offered in this department, apart from the conditions mentioned above, include lipid disorders, obesity and metabolic syndrome, menstrual irregularity, resistant hypertension, osteoporosis, metabolic bone diseases, pituitary tumors, erectile dysfunction, infertility, growth hormone deficiency, and neuroendocrine tumors.
Type 1 Diabetes
Growth and Pubertal disorders
Diabetic Foot Problems/Foot Problems
Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS)
Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Because it is a lifelong condition, diabetes requires experts who can identify, mitigate and treat problems such as heart, nerve or other diabetes-induced complications. At Manipal Whitefield Hospital, our endocrinologists and pediatric endocrinologists use advanced technology and their decades of experience for offering comprehensive diabetic care under one roof.
Osteoporosis: It is a common condition for postmenopausal women and for people who take steroidal medications. Osteoporosis may lead to serious consequences such as vertebral and hip fractures. We at Manipal Whitefield Hospital provide complete osteoporosis care including clinical and therapeutic services, patient education and information programs.
Thyroid Disorders: Women are more likely than men to have thyroid disease with disorders that cause hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. We are renowned for providing comprehensive thyroid care services backed by timely diagnosis and effective treatment for women suffering from thyroid-related conditions.
Endocrine Tumors: These tumors affect the organs that make hormones. Some endocrine tumors are high-grade cancers. We are well-equipped to treat all types of endocrine tumors with a dedicated team of specialists comprising surgeons, doctors, trained nurses, experts in diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine.
Pituitary Disorders: We at Manipal Whitefield Hospital offer effective hormonal therapy and medication and help patients restore their hormonal balance. Our full suite of pituitary disorders treatments also includes pituitary hormone replacement.
Diabetic Foot Problems/Foot Problems: Diabetes can cause serious complications, including problems with feet and skin. Our endocrinology doctors near Whitefield work closely with patients by giving them proper guidance to take care of foot infection and provide expert treatment to cure foot conditions caused by diabetes.
Pheochromocytoma: It is a tumor that develops in one of the adrenal gland, mostly for people between the ages of 20 and 50. We at Manipal Whitefield Hospital have a successful track record of managing the tumors. We hold expertise in the surgical removal of the tumor, apply chemotherapy designed to kill any malignant tumor cells and use radiotherapy to control the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Sexual Dysfunctions: A common problem among both men and women, sexual dysfunctions affect sexual desire and interest in sex, affecting the overall quality of relationships between couples. At Manipal Whitefield Hospital, we take a holistic approach to the treatment of sexual dysfunction and offer treatment by correcting or addressing the underlying problem or problems that are causing the dysfunction.
Menopause Problems: We provide treatment for menopause when symptoms are severe or affecting your quality of life. We offer hormone therapy for the reduction or management of hot flashes, night sweats, flushing, vaginal atrophy, and osteoporosis.
Infertility Issues: We are famous as one of the most equipped hospitals to handle all types of fertility issues backed by expert clinicians and state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology. The team provides evaluation and treatment of infertility including IUI, IVF and advanced hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgical procedures.
Adrenal Disorders: We provide a variety of surgical and medical treatments for adrenal gland disorders. They include surgery to remove tumors in the adrenal; minimally invasive surgery performed to remove tumors in the pituitary gland; and hormone replacement therapy.
PCOS: It is a condition that can affect periods, and fertility, hormones and aspects of appearance. We offer all medical treatments to manage and reduce the symptoms or consequences of having PCOS. Many women with PCOS successfully manage their symptoms and long-term health risks without medical intervention.
-Thyroid nodule excision
-Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
Disorders of the endocrine system are often related to the lifestyle of people. These dysfunctions require a personalized approach to diagnosis and treatment. To meet this end, we at Manipal Whitefield Hospital offer an individualized treatment plan and the best possible care to patients suffering from endocrine dysfunctions. Conditions of the endocrine system usually share symptoms with other health problems. Therefore, our endocrinologists in Whitefield work closely with clinicians from other disciplines to provide optimum treatment outcomes for the patient.
Treatments - Hormone regulation - Synthetic hormone treatment (insulin, thyroid etc.) - Surgery (In case of gland cancer) - Chemotherapy (In case of gland cancer)
During your first visit, your medical history will be taken and examined, after which consultation with an endocrinologist will decide which tests you need to take. Certain test reports may take time to come back from the lab, so you may be asked to return at a later date.
Obesity Family history Age PCOS High blood pressure
Fatigue Increased thirst Blurred vision Slow healing of sores and wounds. Frequent urination Frequent gum & skin infections
Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or controlled by making good lifestyle choices in your diet and exercise.
Since the risk of diabetes increases with age and with a family history of diabetes, it is considered a good practice to visit an endocrinologist once every year to examine the need for medication or changing your lifestyle.
Manipal Hospitals understands that the treatment of endocrinological disorders requires a long term approach. This is why Manipal Hospitals is dedicated to its patients and their long term health and its team of experienced experts is a testament to this. Contact us to know more about how to keep your endocrine system healthy and book an appointment with one of our experts today!