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MBBS (HONOURS) DCH FHEA FRCPCH MSc LLM PhD
CONSULTANT IN PAEDIATRICS AND PAEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY / DIABETES
Paediatric endocrinology is a medical subspecialty dealing with variations of physical growth, puberty and sexual development in childhood, as well as diabetes and other hormone disorders of the endocrine glands
Diseases and Conditions
The endocrine system is a collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, moods and many other things. The endocrine system is made up of the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries (in females) and testicles (in males). These hormones are in charge of many functions in our body and each gland serves a specific purpose.
Hormone levels that are too high or too low indicate a problem with the endocrine system. Hormone diseases also occur if your body does not respond to hormones in the appropriate ways. Stress, infection and changes in the blood's fluid and electrolyte balance can also influence hormone levels.
If you have an endocrine disorder, you’ll be referred to an endocrinologist. Tests can include blood and urine tests to check hormone levels, and imaging tests may also be required.