Endocrine Conditions We Treat

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Growth Problems

Growth rate is influenced by heredity, gender, environmental factors and nutrition. Sometimes, medical conditions stop a child from growing at a normal rate.

Hypopituitarism

When a child's pituitary gland has lost its ability to make one, some or all pituitary hormones. The condition is often permanent, but very treatable.

Atypical Genitalia (Differences of Sex Development)

A fetus may develop along a path that is not the typical one for a boy or a girl. When sex development follows a less common path, the result is a difference of sex development.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

A disorder in which the body’s two adrenal glands have an enzyme-making defect. Without the enzymes, the adrenals can't make the hormones cortisol, aldosterone and androgens.

Delayed Puberty

When the body's timing for sexual maturity is later than usual, a concern may be that puberty does not start or that it stalls after it started.

Hypothyroidism

When the thyroid gland is underactive and fails to make enough thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism is common in children and adolescents and is very treatable.

Thyroid Cancer

A change in the genes of the cells of the thyroid gland that causes the cells to grow and multiply too much, forming a mass of tissue called a nodule in the lower neck.

Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mellitus is the most common type of diabetes in children and teens. Type 2 diabetes has also become a health problem for children and teens in recent years.

Diabetic Retinopathy

One of a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as complications.

Hyperthyroidism

Too much thyroid hormone, pushing the body’s metabolism to unhealthy levels.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a group of symptoms that occur when the ovaries or adrenal glands produce too much male hormone.

Precocious (Early) Puberty

When the body’s changes toward sexual maturity start much sooner than usual: before girls are eight years old and before boys are nine years old.