As well as having a general endocrine service, there are specialist clinics for:
The pituitary gland is the master gland of the body, as it secretes many hormones that stimulate other glands to produce different types of hormones.
- Cushing's disease
The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland inside the neck, located in front of the trachea (windpipe) and below the larynx (voicebox). It uses small amounts of iodine to produce two thyroid hormones, T3 and T4, that control many aspects of health, including the body’s "metabolic rate", body weight and temperature, heart rate and blood pressure, mental alertness & growth in children.
- Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are neoplasms that arise from cells of the endocrine (hormonal) and nervous systems. Many are benign, while some are malignant. They most commonly occur in the intestine, where they are often called carcinoid tumors, but they are also found in the pancreas, lung and the rest of the body.
Genetic Endocrine Conditions
- Turner's Syndrome
- MEN syndromes and associated disorders
Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.
The adrenal glands are two very small but vital endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol. They are found above the kidneys.
- Adrenal adenomas
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- Adrenal cancer