Endocrinology (Hormone Disorder)

Endocrinology (Hormone Disorder)

Endocrinology is the study of the endocrine system in the human body. This is a system of glands which secretes hormones. Hormones are chemicals which affect the actions of different organ systems in the body. Examples include thyroid hormone, growth hormone and insulin. The endocrine system involves a number of feedback mechanisms, so that often one hormone (such as thyroid stimulating hormone) will control the action of release of another secondary hormone (such as thyroid hormone). If there is too much of the secondary hormone, it may provide negative feedback to the primary hormone, maintaining homeostasis.

Patients with diabetes, thyroid problems, adrenal disorder, hypothalamus, thymus, weight and metabolism, osteoporosis and bone health, men’s health (infertility, testosterone levels) or women’s health (menopause, infertility, some menstrual problems) are suggested to see an endocrinologist. Endocrinologists treat people who suffer from hormonal imbalances, typically from glands in the endocrine system or certain types of cancers. The overall goal of treatment is to restore the normal balance of hormones found in a patient’s body.

At Timberland Medical Centre, our endocrinologists deal with hormonal problems that affect teenagers and adults. Their main role is to diagnose the hormonal problems and advise on the best treatment options; either medically or surgically.

They are also specially trained to handle patients with poorly controlled diabetes, especially those with long standing diabetes and with diabetic complications.

Clinical Interest In:

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Pituitary/Neuroendocrinology
Young hypertension and adrenal disease
Thyroid disorders
Hypoglycaemia
Electrolytes imbalance – Sodium, Calcium
Adolescent Endocrinology – eg. short stature, delayed puberty
Bone health
Men’s health – male reproduction, hypogonadism

After more than 23 years in service, Timberland Medical Centre is among the leading private hospitals and medical centres in the region (Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo, Kalimantan) to specialize in Endocrinology; assisting in the healing of the sick so they may enjoy a better quality of life.


Doctors working within Endocrinology (Hormone Disorder):

Dr. Lau Bik Kui

MBBS (USM) MRCP (UK) Fellowship Training in Endocrinology (Malaysia Ministry of Health)