Endocrinology and hormonal disorders

Gynaecological endocrinology concerns itself with disorders of the female hormone system. It plays an important role in all phases of a woman's life. Hormone analysis, and the expert interpretation of this, is an important tool when it comes to diagnosing disorders of pubertal development, menstrual cycle disorders, and thyroid, prolactin and androgen balance disorders, determining the causes of an unfulfilled desire to have children, and diagnosing menopausal symptoms (menopausal complaints).

Menopausal complaints
The menopause extends over a period of several years. The complaints range from minimal changes through to severe impairments of quality of life. However, there is also an equally broad range of treatment options available (change in diet, lifestyle, plant-derived substances, hormone replacement therapy).

Thyroid gland disorders
Thyroid gland disorders are among the most common illnesses of the hormonal system. These generally relate to diminished function. This diminished function can be caused by iodine deficiency or inflammation of the thyroid gland. The monitoring of thyroid gland function and provision of medicinal treatment are, of course, available in my practice. The causes of the illness can be clarified on an outpatient basis by a colleague in internal medicine using high-resolution ultrasound scans as well as blood flow measurements (Doppler).

Other hormonal disorders
Irregular menstrual cycle, period pains, bleeding between periods, and skin or hair changes can be caused by various hormonal disorders. Thyroid illnesses, increased male hormone and what are known as prolactinomas are just some of the factors that could play a role here. Using special examination methods, the causes of the complaint can usually be identified in most cases and then an optimal treatment administered.