Endocrine and Diabetes Centre, Visakhapatnam
The Endocrine and Diabetes Centre was established more than 30 years ago. It was the first dedicated facility in the current state of Andhra Pradesh.
Since then it has been at the forefront in providing medical care, in carrying out research and in reaching out to the general public about hormonal diseases, known as endocrine diseases; diabetes mellitus is the most common of the endocrine diseases
Consulting and Treatment of
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Other endocrine conditions
Diabetes mellitus is commonly identified as a disease of glucose metabolism : an imbalance between chemical hormones that control the level of glucose in the body results in high glucose content. Insulin is the chief hormone that regulates this: diabetes mellitus results when the level of the hormone is absent or low (insulin deficiency), or more often, if the hormone is unable to act as well as it should (insulin resistance)
The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones that are responsible for regulating different aspects of the body’s metabolism
Disorders of thyroid can result in a reduced function of the gland (hypothyroidism), excess function (thyrotoxicosis), a tumour (adenoma or carcinoma) or just an enlargement of the gland (euthyroid goitre)
An individual is classed as being 'normal' weight, overweight or obese depending on the degree of fat in one's body. They form a continuum
Overweight is the term given when the degree of 'fatness' is greater than normal, but less than obesity.
Growth hormone deficiency: When there is deficiency of growth hormone, the child fails to grow and is short, but could be otherwise normal, if other hormones are not deficient. Replacement of growth hormone, although very expensive, restores normal growth.