BMI Categories: Underweight = <18.5 Normal weight = 18.5–24.9 Overweight = 25–29.9 Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
Endocrinology is a specialty of medicine, some would say a subspecialty of Internal Medicine, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete hormones.
How is endocrinology related to weight management?
Diabetes Milletus: Occurs when the pancreas, a gland behind the stomach, does not produce enough of the hormone insulin, or the body can't use insulin properly. Insulin helps carry sugar from the bloodstream into the cells. Once inside the cells, sugar is converted into energy for immediate use or stored for the future. That energy fuels many of our body functions.
Thyroid Gland Disorders: Thyroid hormones regulate our body's metabolism and influence virtually every organ system in the body. They tell organs how fast or slow they should work. Thyroid hormones also regulate the body's consumption of oxygen and production of heat. Thyroid problems such as an overactive or underactive thyroid, can severely affect metabolism.
Cure's Department of Nutrition focuses on assessing, diagnosing and treating diet and nutrition issues. One-on-one comprehensive counseling is provided for clients who might be suffering from: weight problems (overweight, obesity or underweight), unhealthy eating habits, diabetes, high lipid profiles (cholesterol and/or triglycerides), food allergy/intolerance, gastroenterology disorders, renal problems and pregnancy & postpartum weight.
A specific diet plan is designed for each individual based on their energy needs, their target weight and after careful assessment of their eating habits. A body composition analysis test is performed to determine the content of fat mass, muscle mass, water percentage, BMI, and ideal weight. This allows for precise monitoring of body changes for successful long-term results.
Gastroenterology is a specialty dealing with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus and related organs like the pancreas or the liver. Our clinic focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of various gastrointestinal related disorders such as: gastro-esophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome and colon cancer through utilizing basic clinical practice and advanced diagnostic endoscopic procedures. However, through continued patient education and by following North American and European guidelines, the golden aim this clinic is trying to reach is successful primary prevention.
Cure Cardiology Department provides patients with first and secondary prevention and treatment for the leading killer disease heart disease and its related Vascular Diseases and its complications such as hypertension, stroke, diabetes milletus, lipid diseases and obesity. Patients are examined for symptoms indicative of heart disorders through the assistance of skillful, competent staff and advanced equipments.
Cure's Department of Pulmonary provides evaluation, diagnosis and management of various respiratory and sleep disorders. Evaluation and treatment of respiratory disorders such as: shortness of breath, cough, asthma, smoking related disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung masses. In addition, pulmonary infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis and tuberculosis are also treated.
Patients suffering from various sleep disturbances such as sleep apnea, chronic snoring, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and daytime sleepiness can seek the services of our clinic, where complete and detailed sleep studies are performed and proper treatment recommended and delivered.
General Surgery is the specialty dealing with Benign and Malignant diseases of the Skin, Breast, Endocrine (Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenals), Abdomen (Hernias) and Gastrointestinal Organs (Esophagus, Stomach, Intestines, Liver, and Pancreas)
Due to advances in technology General Surgery has become safer, less invasive, and much more effective.
Advanced Cure Diagnostic Centers was founded in 2007 as a comprehensive ambulatory care unit. With over a dozen specialties, we have assembled a team of the finest physicians from a variety of medical fields, along with state of the art diagnostic equipment to meet the ever growing demand for quality healthcare throughout the city of Abu Dhabi.
We are located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, with ample free parking that makes it more accessible to patients and visitors.
While seeking medical care for various outpatient illness and wellness needs, patients will be reassured knowing that Cure’s team of medical and administrative professionals are collaborating together to insure that optimum care is provided for its patients.
In addition to our clinical services, Cure is actively involved in promoting health education and awareness for the community.