Medical director: Doc. Cinchini Elisabetta


Endocrinological examination, when it is recommended and what it consists of

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine that studies the glands with internal secretion and the related production of hormones. Glands with internal secretion are those that release the secretion product directly into the blood. Specifically, we speak of: thyroid, thymus, endocrine pancreas, interstitial gland of the testicle, interstitial gland of the ovary, pituitary, epiphysis and adrenal glands.

At the Quisisana accredited private hospital it is possible to undergo an endocrinological visit in Ferrara. Painless and non-invasive, this visit allows you to identify and control any disorders of the endocrine glands.

What is an endocrinological visit

The endocrinological visit at Quisisana is carried out within an excellent structure, characterized by a high degree of selectivity in the choice of its specialists. It is possible to book a visit with Dr. Nicola Stucci for a fee, or access the service through the USL Ferrara with only the payment of the “ticket”.

How does the endocrinological examination take place? During the visit, the doctor asks the patient what are the dysfunctions to which he is subject and the presence of any familiarity. Weight, height, blood pressure and heart rate data are then acquired. If the disorder concerns the thyroid gland, the only externally perceptible endocrine glands, the doctor will perform a palpation. Otherwise it will prescribe specific tests such as ultrasound, computerized nuclear resonance or CT scan, useful for verifying the possible presence of altered values.

The endocrinological visit can last from 20 to 40 minutes, and does not require any particular preparation. However, it is advisable to bring any previous test results with you.

You can book this activity online

Quisisana provides the service of Endocrinology also on payment, book your visit now, or discover how to to book through Azienda USL Ferrara.

Who is the endocrinologist for?

An endocrinologist should be contacted when hormonal imbalances are felt. These can manifest themselves in the form of sudden weight loss or altered sleep-wake rhythm. In children, the alarm bell can be a sudden alternation between hyperactivity and fatigue.

The most frequent pathologies treated by the endocrinologist are:

  • diabetes
  • thyroid disease
  • metabolic diseases
  • tumors of the endocrine glands
  • male and female infertility, erectile dysfunction
  • diseases of the pancreas
  • hypertension
  • osteoporosis and bone fragility
  • growth and puberty disorders
  • disorders of the female reproductive system (menopause, hirsutism, polycystic ovary syndrome

The endocrinologist is able to diagnose and treat a large number of pathologies, very often resulting from an excess or deficiency of hormones. To do this, in addition to the medical history, he makes use of laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging. A correct diagnosis is obtained from the vision of the endocrine organs but also from the administration of agents that stimulate or inhibit the gland under investigation.

Services offered at the Quisisana endocrinology clinic

  • endocrinological visit
  • thyroid ultrasound

Medical staff

  • Dr. Nicola Stucci Specialist in Endocrinology and Replacement Diseases (Metabolic Diseases and Diabetology)

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