What is it?

Endocrinology is the field of medicine related to the systems that control hormones. Endocrinologists are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of alterations in the hormonal balance of the body and some types of cancer in the endocrine glands.

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Diagnosis and treatment for

Adrenal problems

The adrenal glands are in the upper part of the kidneys (and are not related to them), they are responsible for producing hormones such as cortisol, aldosterone, and sex hormones called androgens and adrenaline. Its function is to regulate the secretion of these hormones, which are in charge of energy production, controlling sugar levels and blood pressure, and the body's reaction to stressful situations such as a serious illness or a major injury.

Problems related to these glands can be due to an excess in these hormones production, usually because of the presence of a tumor, or a deficiency in their production. In some cases, they can be life-threatening.

Osteoporosis, bone health disorders, and calcium metabolism

Osteoporosis is a progressive condition in which bones become structurally weak, making them prone to fractures. It usually does not produce any symptoms and is the result of an imbalance between the formations of new bone that replaces the one that has been destroyed to be absorbed by the body, this process is known as bone turnover. Conditions such as aging, menopause, and some diseases such as hyperthyroidism or Cushing's syndrome, as well as some medications and cigarettes can alter bone turnover.

Otherwise, calcium metabolism disorders such as hyperparathyroidism can also affect bone health and produce many other disorders in the body.


Diabetes affects more than 400 million people worldwide. It occurs as a result of an inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin or due to excessive resistance to the function of this hormone in body tissues. Without proper intervention, diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure, amputations and contributes to cardiovascular diseases.

Male and female sexual health

The endocrine system plays a fundamental role in sexual life. In men, the testicles produce testosterone, a hormone that produces the physical changes that transform the body during adolescence, and during adulthood helps to maintain adequate muscle tone, bone mass, sperm production, and sexual desire. In women, estrogens and progestogens are essential to maintain an adequate menstrual cycle, fertility, and sexual desire.

Alterations of the pituitary gland

The pituitary gland is located at the base of the skull and it is the master gland of the body, it directs some processes and controls the production of hormones in other glands. Some of the hormones that are produced by this gland include: prolactin, TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone), LH (Luteinizing Hormone), SFH (Stimulating Follicle Hormone), Antidiuretic Hormone and Oxytocin.

Alterations in this gland occur due to the presence of tumors that elevate the production of hormones in excess or due to defects in production levels due to surgery, trauma, hemorrhage, or the tumors themselves. Finally, tumors can compress neighboring structures like the optic nerves causing complications such as blindness.

Thyroid gland disorders

The thyroid is a small shield-shaped gland located in the lower part of the neck, it is also responsible for producing two hormones, T3 and T4.

These hormones travel through the blood throughout all the body and act, practically, on all of the organs. They control, among other things, the consumption or storage of food, the balance of body temperature, and in general, the metabolism of the body.

The production of these hormones is regulated by the pituitary gland through the release of TSH, stimulating the production of a greater or lesser amount of T4 and T3.

Thyroid gland disorders can be classified into two categories: those related to the production of the thyroid hormone and those related with the structure of the gland.

In those related to hormones production, we have hyperthyroidism that is the exaggerated functioning of the gland, which consequence is an overproduction of thyroid hormone that increases the metabolism and produces loss of weight, sweating, a heat feeling, and body tremors, among other symptoms.

On the other hand, the decrease in the production of thyroid hormones, known as hypothyroidism, decreases the metabolic rate of the organism, manifesting itself with excessive cold, fatigue, among other symptoms.

Problems in the glandular structure manifest as nodules or lumps that are quite common, affecting almost 50% of the population and the most important thing in these cases is to detect thyroid cancer early.

Our specialists

  • Clara María Arango Toro
  • Carolina Prieto Saldarriaga
  • Carlos Esteban Builes Montaño

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Consulting time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hospitalization: Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.