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Assessment and treatment for all hormonal disorders and diabetes
The human body contains a number of organs, known as endocrine glands. These glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream in order to maintain and regulate body function. If affected they may produce excessive or reduced amounts of certain hormones which may cause ill health.
Many symptoms may indicate a hormone disorders, including:
Endocrinology is the science and study of hormones and the hormone-producing glands. A doctor who specialises in this field of medicine is known as an endocrinologist.
At BMI The Alexandra Hospital, our Consultant Endocrinologists assess and treat all hormonal disorders and are available to help you. If you would like to book a consultation with them, please contact us, and we will arrange that for you at the earliest opportunity.
A hormone is a chemical messenger. The endocrine glands release hormones into the bloodstream, which then transports them to another part of the body. The hormones then cause a specific effect in this area.
The endocrine glands produce and secrete (i.e. release) hormones. The main glands are:
Some of the common endocrine disorders/conditions that our Consultant Endocrinologists are asked to help with include:
Depending on your symptoms and medical history, additional tests will often be needed to aid diagnosis. As well as blood tests, our on-site facilities include X-Ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound, so any of these can be quickly and easily arranged for you when required.
Blood tests can be particularly useful when investigating hormonal issues. There are a variety of blood tests that can be carried out to measure different things:
Good laboratory support at The Alexandra ensures a fast turnaround of any tests carried out.
Ultrasound can be helpful to investigate the thyroid and parathyroid glands, while MRI or CT scans are helpful when assessing the pituitary and the adrenal gland. All these are available on-site at The Alexandra and are easily arranged for you when needed.
Once the results of any tests are back and a diagnosis has been made, your Consultant will discuss this with you and outline suitable treatments. Due to the nature of endocrine disorders, you will be monitored regularly to ensure your symptoms are well managed. Adjustments can be easily made by your Consultant if required to optimise symptom relief.
People come to The Alexandra for assessment and treatment of their hormonal disorders for a number of reasons. As the largest private hospital in the country outside of London, we have a number of exceptionally experienced Consultant Endocrinologists working on-site who are available to help you.
Some people will have been referred by their GP, diabetes nurse, the Private GP Service on-site here at The Alexandra or another healthcare professional. Others will have chosen to self-refer based on their symptoms and their desire to get things looked at by an expert sooner.
Many of our patients live in or around Manchester, but due to the expertise of our Consultant Endocrinologists and their national profile, people also travel from much further afield for a consultation.
Regardless of how you’ve been referred to us or the distance you’ll be travelling to visit with your Consultant, at The Alexandra you will always benefit from:
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare
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