The Department of Paediatric Endocrinology focuses on endocrine gland diseases such as abnormalities in physical growth and sexual development in children, as well as diabetes. Thyroid carcinoma/tumors, Hypopituitarism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Turner syndrome, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, as well as other Adrenal Gland disorders, Thyroid cancer issues, childhood Obesity, Pituitary disorders, Parathyroid issues, Bone and mineral issues, Lipid disorders, Prader-Willi syndrome, and many others are treated by paediatric endo The staff has extensive expertise in dealing with such issues in both adolescents and children, and as a result, each patient receives individualised care and a successful treatment plan. The extensive knowledge and expertise of the CDAS experts aid in the early identification, accurate evaluation, laboratory testing, and medical treatment of the illness. The team also teaches family members on how to handle the patient’s condition at home.
Pediatric endocrinologists diagnose, treat, and manage hormonal abnormalities such as:
- Problems with growth, such as low height
- Puberty, either early or late
- Thyroid gland enlargement (goitre)
- The thyroid gland is either underactive or hyperactive.
- Hypo/hyperfunction of the pituitary gland
- Hypo/hyperfunction of the adrenal gland
- Intersex/ambiguous genitals
- Testicular and ovarian dysfunction
- Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
- Vitamin D Complications (rickets, hypocalcemia)
Why choose us
Our paediatric endocrinology department at CDAS provides treatment for your child in a child-friendly environment. Nurses, psychologists, Pediatric diabetes educators, and nutritionists are all sensitive to the requirements of children and teenagers.
Pediatric endocrinologists must collaborate closely with primary care paediatricians to offer coordinated and complete treatment to children with special needs. Pediatric endocrinologists have significant training and experience in working with children, as well as treating children with endocrine abnormalities and hormonal issues.
The Pediatric Endocrinology Department at CDAS Hospital guarantees that your child receives the finest possible treatment under the professional supervision of our highly trained team of the top Pediatric endocrinologists.
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.