A child with some health issues about their development, blood sugar, puberty, or other diseases related to the hormones and the glands needs special treatment. The pediatric endocrinologist can treat these types of problems.
Like the pituitary gland, endocrine glands release hormones into the bloodstream. Endocrinology is the science that examines these glands and the impacts of the hormones.
What Does a Pediatric Endocrinologist Do?
A Pediatric Endocrinologist is a specialist in conditions related to hormones or glands. There is too much difference between a Pediatric Endocrinologist and an Endocrinologist because Pediatric Endocrinology differs from Endocrinology for adults. A Pediatric Endocrinologist is experienced in areas of development of the child. He treats from infants to teen years candidates.
When To See a Pediatric Endocrinologist?
The Pediatric Endocrinologist makes the diagnosis and then decides on the treatment strategy according to the disorder of the children as listed below:
– Development Issues, like short stature
– Early or delayed puberty
– Pituitary gland hypo/hyper function
– Adrenal gland hypo/hyper function
– Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
– The underactive or overactive thyroid gland
– Ambiguous genitals/intersex
– Ovarian and testicular dysfunction
– Issues with Vitamin D (rickets, hypocalcemia)
– Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
What To Expect from the Pediatric Endocrinologist?
At the first appointment with the Pediatric Endocrinologist, you have to answer some queries done by him related to the medical conditions of your child. The Pediatric Endocrinologist may order some diagnostic tests such as X-rays and Bloodwork.
After the diagnosis procedure, your doctor will decide what’s going on with your child. There will be a need for surgery or a requirement of any other specialist to treat the conditions of the child.
The pediatric endocrinologist gives medicines for vitamins, diabetes, cancer chemotherapies, hormonal therapy treatments, and others. He recommends exercises for your child, i.e., cardiovascular (heart-related) and weight-bearing exercises. The treatment of this disorder may include radioactive isotopes or radiation therapy. He will discuss the necessary nutrients for the child and provide some diet charts or weight management tips. He was also referred for surgery if needed. The surgery can be performed for the following reasons:
– Weight loss,
– Endocrine gland removal (full or partial removal),
– Cancerous and noncancerous tumor removal
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