What is
Endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the study of the interactions of hormones within the body. The Endocrine system is a group of glands that work together to maintain homeostasis (metabolic equilibrium) in our bodies. The Endocrine cells achieve this by releasing hormones that travel via blood to distant organs. Endocrine diseases are usually caused by the three following mechanisms;

(1) under production or over production of hormones
(2) end-organ resistance to the effects of a hormone
(3) tumor of the glands (known as neoplasm).

The picture on the right shows the Endocrine System.

What does an
Endocrine Doctor Do?

Not all doctors specialize in the same area. Some doctors focus on very specialized areas of health such as an Endocrinology. An endocrinologist is a doctor who focuses on hormonal health. The Endocrine system plays a major role in the overall health and vitality of our body. Without the Endocrine System, our body would not receive the chemical information necessary for important bodily function. Certain imbalance and conditions in Endocrinology throw off the everyday balance of our body. An Endocrinologist mainly specializes in diagnosis and treatment of hormonal imbalances in the body and they help re-establish that balance.


Dr A.Mustafa Specialties

Dr A.Mustafa is an established and highly skilled Hormone and Endocrine Specialist with over 20 years of experience which include General Internal Medicine and Hormonal problems. She specialized in:

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (T1D), previously known as juvenile or kids’ diabetes, is a form of diabetes in which very little or no insulin is produced by the pancreas.


Osteoporosis(bone health issues)

Osteoporosis is a disease in which your bones weaken increasing the risk of a broken bone. It is the most common reason for broken bones among the elderly. Bones that commonly break include Vertebrae, Forearm, and Pelvic (hip) bones.


Adrenal problem

A number of Endocrine diseases involve dysfunctions of the adrenal gland. Overproduction of Cortisol leads to Cushing’s syndrome, whereas insufficient production of Cortisol is known as Addison’s disease.


Cushing disease

Cushing syndrome occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol for an extended period of time.

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes (T2D), formerly known as adult-onset diabetes, is a form of diabetes that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin. Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss.


Thyroid and parathyroid problem

The thyroid gland regulates the metabolism of the body, while parathyroid glands regulate calcium levels.


Pituitary or master gland dysfunction and cancer

The main endocrine gland is the Pituitary gland. It is a small structure located within the Cranium (head). It is called the master gland because it produces hormones that control other glands and many bodily functions including growth.


Morbid obesity due to hormonal imbalance

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on a persons’ health.


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