Pediatric Endocrinology

pediatric endocrinologist may treat the child if he or she has growth, puberty, diabetes, or any other disorder that is related to the hormones and the glands that make them. Chemicals called hormones have an effect on how other parts of the bodywork. Hormones, for instance, determine how a child develops and matures. Hormones enter the bloodstream from endocrine glands like the pituitary. The field of study that studies these glands and the effects of hormones is called endocrinology.

Endocrinologists who specialize in adult endocrinology frequently encounter problems that are quite distinct from those that are typically seen in children. Important is special training in pediatric conditions that affect growth and development. Hormonal issues are in many cases present forever. Hormone disorders are treated by pediatric endocrinologists throughout childhood and adolescence.


Track 7.1 Growth problems

Track 7.2 Early or delayed puberty

Track 7.3 Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)

Track 7.4 Underactive or overactive thyroid gland

Track 7.5 Pituitary gland hypo/hyperfunction

Track 7.6 Adrenal gland hypo/hyperfunction

Track 7.7 Ovarian and testicular dysfunction

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