Endocrinology / Endocrinologists in The Bahamas
Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine system and its diseases. The endocrine system is the group of glands that secrete the many hormones that control specific functions of our body. While endocrinology deals with all types of glands, in practice, the glands that are commonly treated by endocrinologists are the adrenal gland, the pancreas, the parathyroid gland, the thyroid gland, the gonads and the pituitary.
Endocrinologists typically use treatments that restore the proper balance of hormones. Hormone imbalance is caused by the overproduction or underproduction of hormones by a gland or glands, causing one or more of the following.
In some cases, obesity is caused by an imbalance of hormones, especially if people have been unsuccessful in trying to lose weight through diets and exercise.
Adrenal disorders are some of the most severe conditions in medicine, which can be life threatening, causing, for example an imbalance of the levels of water and salt in the body.
Diabetes, the abnormal increase of the levels of sugar in the blood is caused by the body’s inability to produce or utilize insulin. It is one of the most common causes of death in the industrialized world.
Hyperparathyroidism is the abnormal increase of parathyroid hormones, which regulate the levels of calcium. This condition can lead to fragile bones or other related problems.
The Bahamas offers recognized endocrinologists and care for diabetes, obesity and other glandular disorders and diseases. To contact an endocrinologist in the Bahamas, please fill out the “Find a Doctor” form on this site and a qualified specialist will contact you to discuss your medical needs.