Aster Paediatric Endocrinology treats a variety of endocrine issues in kids and teens, including thyroid illness, diabetes in kids, and more. We treat and care the children with hormonal issues and endocrine diseases with expert’s opinion.
Aster Paediatric Endocrinology team includes surgeons, gynaecologists, geneticists and adult endocrinologists, to provide coordinated and comprehensive care. Many paediatric endocrinologists are actively involved in clinical research.
Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.
What are some common conditions treated by pediatric endocrinologists?
Pediatric endocrinologists diagnose and manage a wide range of conditions, including:
- Type 1 diabetes and other forms of diabetes mellitus
- Growth disorders, such as short stature or excessive growth
- Disorders of puberty, such as early or delayed puberty
- Thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
- Adrenal gland disorders, such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- Disorders of sexual development and intersex conditions
- Calcium and bone metabolism disorders, like rickets or osteoporosis
- Pituitary gland disorders, such as growth hormone deficiency
- Disorders of the reproductive system, like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescents
What can I expect during the first visit to a pediatric endocrinologist?
During the first visit, the pediatric endocrinologist will conduct a thorough medical history review, physical examination, and may order specific tests to evaluate hormonal function. These tests may include blood tests, imaging studies, or specialized hormone stimulation tests.
Are there any lifestyle changes that can help improve hormonal imbalances in children?
In some cases, lifestyle modifications can be beneficial in managing hormonal imbalances. These may include changes in diet, exercise habits, sleep patterns, and stress management.
When should I consider taking my child to a pediatric endocrinologist?
If you notice any signs or symptoms related to growth, puberty, weight, or energy levels that concern you, it's essential to consult your pediatrician. Your pediatrician may refer your child to a pediatric endocrinologist if they suspect a hormonal disorder.
How is diabetes managed in children?
Managing diabetes in children involves a combination of insulin therapy, blood sugar monitoring, a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and support from parents and healthcare providers. The pediatric endocrinologist will work closely with the child and their family to create a personalized diabetes management plan.