Center of Diabetes and Allied Sciences (CDAS) has one of the best paediatric endocrinology team in the city. Experts in our team have super-specialized in endocrinology and have been conferred with fellowship in paediatric endocrinology. We have the necessary experience and expertise to manage all the conditions and disorders of paediatric endocrinology. Teaming with paediatricians, nutritionists, psychologists, a comprehensive care is delivered to the child’s health addressing all the problems.
CDAS realizes that the health of the children in the society is of prime importance. Growing children need special care and attention since they have increased demands for proper physical and mental development. Physical and emotional well-being of the child is significantly affected when hormonal imbalance occurs.
Hormones are proteins that play significant role in the child’s growth. Most unexplained problems of growth, height, weight, stature and mental disability, lack of concentration, poor scholastic performance, declining focus and attention find their answers in varying hormone levels. Rarely but significant number of children are affected with genetic disorders, sexual differentiation disorders and gender identity disorders. Teenage is a vital phase in life for every individual, undiagnosed hormonal imbalance can distort the growth patterns leading to irreversible physical and mental health. Problems such as these require immediate address and a prompt evaluation by a trained endocrinologist for disease control and management.
Disorders dealt under paediatric endocrinology are:
Klinefelters syndrome, Turner’s syndrome, Down’s syndrome among several genetic disorders pose a great threat to the endocrine physiology in the children leading to abnormal growth and development.
Bone & Mineral Disorders
Stature of the individual is decided by the nutrition the child receives and the normal functioning of various hormones to keep the bone health intact. Rickets, a common disorder resulting due to malnutrition of calcium and vitamin D can lead to serious bony deformities and arrest of height of the child.
Pituitary is the master gland which controls the release and secretion of all the hormones in the body. Disorder in the pituitary results in complete derangement of entire hormone system in the body. Tumours in the pituitary gland, Cushing syndrome are dealt in pituitary disorders.
Adrenal glands secrete hormones that are primary substrates for synthesis of steroid hormones which are needed for growth and metabolism of the child. These disorders can lead to early-onset hypertension in young children.
Lipid Disorders & Obesity
Childhood obesity is on the rise. Kids these days are increasingly addicted to sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits, increased consumption of saturated fats and carbohydrates leading to increased weight-for-age. This condition has a long term impact on the cardiovascular health of the child.
Development of sexual characteristics at the proper time are essential for physical and mental growth of the individual. Problems arise during puberty in both males and females. Underdevelopment or early development of secondary sexual characteristics point towards a disorder of the sex hormones.
Childhood thyroid complications are on the rise for causes best understood by current industrialization and environmental factors. Thyroid, secretes the thyroid hormone which is essential for the growth of the child in height and body metabolism. Decrease in thyroid hormone can result in sleep disorders, lack of attention, poor memory and focus and overall reduction in scholastic performance. Various disorders such as hypothyroidism, goitres, iodine deficiency, and carcinoma of the thyroid are dealt under this speciality.
Childhood diabetes or diabetes type 1 is the result of defective pancreas, the gland responsible for secretion of insulin. Insulin is an important hormone necessary for the individual’s growth and maintenance of sugar levels. Disorders of the insulin metabolism results in increased levels of sugar which damage the eyes, kidney, and various other parts of the body.