The endocrinology clinic of Centro Medico Santagostino deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the endocrine glands or diseases of the pituitary gland (benign tumours and other), thyroid (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Graves' disease), adrenal glands and the gonads.
Endocrinologists are also specialized in the treatment of metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia, obesity, osteoporosis-osteopenia, and pathologies related to reproduction for both females (amenorrhea and endocrine-related menstrual irregularities, infertility, menopause and other) and males (erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism, infertility and other).
Endocrinologists can complete a clinical diet workup and refer patients to a dietologist who will create a personalized diet.
The endocrinology clinic also offers care for pregnant women. During pregnancy, especially in the initial phase, it is important to monitor the values of thyroid hormones in the blood as they ensure proper fetal development.
Altered levels require furthur assessment as soon as possible, thus highlighting the importance of seeing an endocrinologist while pregnant.