At BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow, our private Consultant Endocrinologists are experts in their fields, and we have a private on-site pathology laboratory for the analysis of bloods and other related diagnostic tests. Our consultants also have access to other specialists within the hospital should treatment from another specialist be required.
Private Endocrinology Services in Glasgow
Endocrinology is the field of medicine that studies, diagnoses and treats disorders of the endocrine system, the system that controls hormones. The endocrine system comprises of glands that produce and secrete hormones. The hormones act as messengers, controlling various bodily functions such as metabolism, sugar regulation, reproduction, growth, sexual development, respiration, sensory perception. The glands of the endocrine system are the pineal gland, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries and testes.
Endocrine diseases develop when the glands don’t produce the right amount of hormones. Due to the importance of hormones in the human body, they are cause in many disorders including diabetes, thyroid conditions, appetite and obesity, cancer and bone problems.
Signs of hormonal imbalance in women:
- Irregular periods
- Painful or lumpy breasts
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
- Rapid weight gain
- Constantly feeling tired
- Chronic acne
Signs of hormonal imbalance in men:
- Weight loss
- Loss of stamina
- Breast enlargement
- Hair loss
- Lower sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.
If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.
If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.