We now have an FAQ list that we hope will help you answer some of the more common ones.
Why an Endocrinologist?
Endocrinologists are licensed internal medicine doctors who have passed an additional degree certification exam. After their MBBS and MD in Medicine they get trained for an additional 3 years specifically in Endocrinology (DM)(Super specialists). The whole process takes at least 12 years.
What do Endocrinologists Do?
They diagnose and treat myriad conditions that affect your hormone producing glands.
Diabetes, Thyroid (Hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism) ,Obesity , PCOS/hypogonadism , Adrenals glands disorders (Cushing’s syndrome and adrenal insufficiency), Parathyroid and Bone metabolism diseases (like osteoporosis, rickets etc), Cholesterol related disorders and Pituitary problems (Pituitary tumours, puberty and growth-related issues)
Difference between Endocrinologist and Diabetologist?
Endocrinologists provide treatment for the problem related to all endocrine organs in the patient’s body whereas Diabetologists are specialists who only provide treatment to the patients with diabetes.
Since an endocrinologist is trained with all the hormones and has extensive training and qualification, they provide better holistic and comprehensive treatment.
“All Endocrinologist are definitely diabetologist but not vice versa”
When should you see a physiotherapist?
A physiotherapist provides rehabilitation, pain, and injury management to build strength and endurance, improve balance, regain mobility and optimize independenceas well as many aspects relating to fitness in your life.
What other services do physiotherapists provide?
Besides above ,a physiotherapist also conducts programs that targets strength, balance and conditioning, mobility and gait training, the use of assistive equipment and orthotics if prescribed for prevention of injuries, presurgical fitness, pregnancy related exercises, balance and vertigo correction exercises and arthritis related pain management.
How many sessions will I need to get better?
This varies from person to person depending on what his problems are. This depends on several factors:
The extent of the injury
How long you have had the symptoms
Your fitness levels and lifestyle prior to the pain