Endocrinology 1-min
Endocrinology 1-min

Our approach to adrenal disorders

Medicine is changing fast, and we believe that our patients should be a part of this, not simply another number in a resource-restricted guideline. When you book a consultation at London Medical, you will see an endocrinologist who thinks outside the box and puts your individual health interests first. Our highly experienced adrenal specialists are at the cutting-edge of their field and aware of the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment. 

At London Medical, we ensure you will be able to get an appointment quickly – typically within a week. Your experience will be uniquely personal to you. Your consultant will provide you with an individual treatment plan, and they will take the time to explain it to you and answer any questions or concerns you might have. Most importantly, your consultant will look at your total health and the effects of any interrelated conditions and treatments on your overall well-being. At London Medical, we have the top experts working together for your total care – all under one roof. 

Your consultant will listen to your symptoms and take your personal and family medical history before conducting a thorough examination. We can do most hormone blood tests in-house on the same day. When more complex or specialised texts are necessary, our expert nurses and lab technicians will ensure your blood tests are done safely, effectively and swiftly. 

Your consultant might recommend the following investigations to diagnose an adrenal disorder:

  • An ACTH stimulation test to test for adrenal insufficiency
  • A dexamethasone suppression test to check for excess cortisol and other adrenal hormone levels
  • A diurnal cortisol test for assessing changing cortisol levels over the course of a day
  • An insulin stress test to check your body’s stress response after lowering your blood sugar levels
  • Hormone tests after salt loading or diuretics
  • A glucagon stimulation test to check for cortisol levels under stress
  • Hormone profiles to check for neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) or adrenal cancer 
  • CT and MRI scans of the adrenal glands

Because some of these tests involve fasting or otherwise stressful conditions for the body, we ensure that all testing is done carefully and safely by an experienced endocrine nurse.

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