Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Diabetes is very common in Hong Kong that there is one patient in every 10 Hong Kong people. The main cause of diabetes is insufficient secretion of insulin, so the glucose in the blood cannot be converted into energy. This results in excessively high glucose concentration in the blood, which can lead to a number of chronic and acute complications.
The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is a medical specialty that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal disorders (endocrine) and metabolism-related problems, including diseases of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas. In addition, this Department is responsible for dealing with diabetes and its complications, abnormal weight (obesity), imbalances in calcium levels, osteoporosis, metabolic bone diseases, lipid diseases (such as high cholesterol and high triglycerides), and the diseases of thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands.
Quality HealthCare's Specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism offers one-stop services, from examinations and diagnosis, to treatments and medical advice, in order to provide comprehensive services to patients with endocrine disorders, diabetes or relevant diseases.