That is the medical specialty that studies and treats hormones. They play an important role in our body, influencing metabolism, growth, reproduction and other activities of the body.
Among the endocrine glands are the thyroid, parathyroids, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenals, pituitary, and hypothalamus. Numerous are the pathologies that can be treated by the endocrinologist – Diabetes, Obesity, cholesterol alterations, Thyroid diseases, osteo-metabolic diseases (such as osteoporosis), and dysfunctions and tumors of other endocrine organs are among the same.
Hospital Nove de Julho has a highly trained team of endocrinologists and offers, among its differentials, the Weight Control Center. "For an effective treatment of obesity, it is known that constant monitoring by a multidisciplinary team is necessary. This is what the Weight Control Center offers, where patients receive attention not only from endocrinologists, but also from nutritionists and psychologists, among others", says Bruno Halpern, endocrinologist and coordinator of the Weight Control Center.
To schedule consultations and exams, call 11 3147-9430.