ENDOCRINOLOGY AND NUTRITION
COVERS MANY AREAS
Endocrinology and Nutrition is a medical specialty that deals with diseases affecting the general population with a very high prevalence. Many of these conditions are associated with an unhealthy life-style (especially, food intake habits and physical activity). Obesity, diabetes mellitus, and cholesterol disturbances are three of these major disorders. These diseases lie behind the development of atherosclerosis, i.e. an abnormal fat deposition on the arterial walls that leads to the derangement of blood circulation. Early detection of atherosclerosis is an important issue to prevent or delay the characteristic symptoms of advanced arterial disease (angina pectoris or myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease, or lower limb arterial insufficiency). Therefore, the early diagnosis and the appropriate treatment of the lesions in the arteries of our body are essential to avoid cardiovascular complications.

Endocrinologists also treat common diseases that affect the thyroid gland. This gland may be affected by disorders that lead to an increased (hyperthyroidism) or decreased (hypothyroidism) in thyroid hormone production. Other frequent disorders are the appearance of thyroid nodules: thyroid nodular disease and thyroid cancer.

Other less frequent, but equally important, endocrine disorders are those of the adrenal gland, the hypophysis, and impaired calcium metabolism.

METABOLISM AND NUTRITION DISEASES
TYPE 1 DIABETES
TYPE 2 DIABETES
TREATMENTS
Disturbances of thyroid function: hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
Thyroid nodular disease: thyroid nodules and multinodular goiter
Thyroid cancer
ENDOCRINE SYSTEM EXPLANATION
TREATMENTS
OTHER ENDOCRINE DISEASES
OTHER ENDOCRINE DISEASES
Adrenal gland diseases
Hypophysis gland diseases
Calcium metabolism disorders
TREATMENTS
DIDAC MAURICIO
DIDAC MAURICIO

Dr. Didac Mauricio received his MD degree from the University of Barcelona (June, 1985) and his PhD degree(Cum Laude) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (February, 1993).
He is specialist in Endocrinology and Nutrition (Hospital de la Santa Creu y Sant Pau, Barcelona; Spanish Board certified) since January 1990.
He is currently Head of the Department of Endocrinology & Nutrition at Hospital Universitari Arrnau de Vilanova de Lleida since December 2006

See more