Endocrinology

The endocrine system involves a complex group of glands controlling an individual’s hormones that are used for reproduction, metabolism, growth and development. These glands include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus.

Treatment Options

Treatment varies for each different type of endocrine issue. Our specialists will work with you and your family to create a treatment plan to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Diabetic Specialisation

With diabetes being one of the major health concerns in Southeast Asia, Gleneagles Hospitals provides top quality care to patients. A multi-tiered approach with evaluation, management and finally education of patients across all diabetic types allows us to help each and every individual adapt to their condition effortlessly.

Endocrinology Conditions

At Gleneagles, our endocrinologists are specialized in treating diseases such as diabetes, hyper and hypothyroidism, metabolic disorders, menopause, osteoporosis, hypertension, cholesterol disorder and many more.

The Three Diabetic Types

Gestational
This particular type of diabetes affects certain pregnant women and tends to disappear after they have given birth. Around half the women who developed gestational diabetes are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
Type 2
With over 90% of diabetics having type 2 diabetes, this is currently the most common form of diabetes in the world. While insulin production isn't really affected, the patient's body is unable to put it to proper use. The cause of type 2 diabetes is also unknown but trends show that most patients tend to be over 40 years of age, overweight to obese and have a family history. Those who have gestational diabetes during pregnancy are also susceptible to this form of diabetes.
Type 1
Those who develop this type of diabetes are usually younger than 30 years of age. More often diagnosed in children, type 1 diabetes reduces and even stops the production of insulin. This prevents sugar from entering cells for energy and remaining in the blood instead. The main cause is currently unknown, however most specialists think that it may be linked to viruses that damage the pancreas, an overzealous auto-immune response and even stress.

Our Specialists

Prof. Dr. Chin Kin Fah
Specialty
General Surgery
Endocrinology
Bariatric Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dato' Dr. Faridah Ismail
Specialty
Endocrinology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Leslie Charles Lai Chin Loy
Specialty
Endocrinology
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Saiful B Kassim
Specialty
Endocrinology
Internal Medicine
Bariatric Surgery
Location
Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur

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