ENDOCRINE CONDITIONS

What is Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the study of medicine which relates to the diseases of the endocrine system, especially abnormalities in the production of chemicals known as hormones.  There are many hormones produced by multiple different glands. The commonly known glands include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals and pancreas, as well as the testes and ovaries. There are many less well-known endocrine organs including the stomach and bone.  The hormones produced by the various glands are sent into the blood stream to affect various tissues throughout the body. This leads to a wide range of effects on physiology and metabolism.  The actions on the body include effects on metabolic rate, blood sugar control, weight management, growth, reproduction, and sexual development.

Dr Chen is a specialist at managing Endocrine Disorders including:

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Child at the Doctor's Office

DIABETES MELLITUS AND PREDIABETES

  • Type 1 (Autoimmune), Type 2, MODY, LADA

  • Invidualised therapy depending on your needs and lifestyle

  • Comprehensive screening to prevent known diabetes complications

  • Holistic management to optimise the patient journey

OBESITY & METABOLIC DISORDERS

  • Personalised weight management plan including lipid and blood pressure control

  • Pharmacological therapy

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OSTEOPOROSIS AND METABOLIC BONE DISORDERS

  • Management of osteopenia and osteoporosis

  • Calcium, phosphate, vitamin D disorders

THYROID DISORDERS

  • Over and under active thyroid conditions

  • Thyroid nodules

  • Thyroid cancer treatment and surveillance

Pregnancy
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ENDOCRINE CONDITIONS DURING PREGNANCY

  • Diabetes in Pregnancy

  • Thyroid disorders 

POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

  • Acne, hirsutism

  • Oligo-ammenorhoea

  • Weight management

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PITUITARY DISORDERS

  • Investigation and management of pituitary tumours and other pituitary conditions

  • Hypopituitarism

  • Hypothalamic conditions

GENERAL ENDOCRINOLOGY

  • Hypogonadism, including menopause and testosterone deficiency