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Medical Genetics

Genetics plays a vital role in the physical constitution of a baby. The wrong physical constitution can cause serious health problems and disorders like birth defects, mental retardation, cleft lip and palate, developmental impairment, and metabolic and neurological disorders, etc. The Genetic division at Aster MIMS conducts studies on and provides treatments for genetic disorders in children such as birth defects, genetic syndromes, and chromosomal abnormalities.

Genetic medicine is responsible for identifying various diseases parents can pass on to their children. The research department at the division is guided by a team of doctors who are constantly making breakthroughs in understanding the underlying issues of various genetic problems and providing unique therapeutic care to children suffering from genetic conditions. Our Geneticists come from various medical specialties; hence they can recognize various inborn errors related to metabolism, thereby enabling better treatment and care.

The department facilitates state-of-the-art technologies for prenatal testing that help us discover abnormalities in a baby and provide treatment for the same. There are certain genetic conditions that cannot be treated, and for such patients and their parents, expert counseling is provided so they have a better prognosis and improved quality of life. Apart from providing expert diagnosis for patients with hereditary disorders, the department also offers services like genetic counseling, diagnosing metabolic disorders that lead to hereditary disorders, understanding unique heritable risk factors that might lead to cancer, obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and so on.

FAQs

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Who is a Paediatrician?

 A paediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children upto 14 years. Paediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens, and young adults.

How often should my child see the paediatrician?

Your child should not only see the paediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or check-ups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another.

Are vaccines safe?

Vaccines are extremely safe and serious side effects are rare. Almost all sickness or discomfort after vaccination is minor and temporary, such as soreness at the injection site or mild fever.

What Does a Paediatrician Do?

They're also the first person to call whenever your child is sick., your paediatrician will:

  • Do physical exams
  • Give your child vaccinations
  • Make sure they meet milestones in growth, behaviour, and skills
  • Diagnose and treat your child's illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems
  • Give you information about your child's health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs

Why is immunization important for a child's health?

Immunization is a simple and effective way of protecting children from serious diseases. Vaccines work by triggering the immune system to fight against certain diseases. If a vaccinated person comes in contact with these diseases, their immune system is able to respond more effectively, preventing the disease.

Why should I come to Aster MIMS hospital for Paediatric treatment?

Aster MIMS Hospital has a wide range of paediatric services and treatments that are available under one roof. We believe that children deserve to be treated with understanding and care and to receive the highest quality health care. Aster Mims is specifically designed to take care of the whole child through a family-centred approach to medicine.

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