Growth and Puberty disorder in Pune

Restoring Growth Patterns, Puberty Progression, and Well-being

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Understanding The Endocrine System’s Role

The endocrine system controls a child's hormones, impacting body temperature, mood, and development. Hormones are secreted by glands like the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands. An imbalance in hormones can lead to problems.

Common Disorders

Common endocrine disorders involve glands like the pancreas, pituitary, thyroid, or adrenal glands. These disorders include:

  • Diabetes: Diabetes can manifest due to genetic factors, an unhealthy lifestyle, or autoimmune complications affecting insulin production. Warning signs encompass increased thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, and persistent fatigue. Elevated risk factors involve a family history of the condition, obesity, and a sedentary way of life.
  • Thyroid Issues: Thyroid disorders stem from irregularities in hormone production. Indicators may involve weariness, shifts in body weight, and heightened sensitivity to temperature. Elevated risk factors encompass a family history of thyroid problems, heightened stress levels, and specific medication usage.
  • Early Or Delayed Puberty: The commencement of puberty, whether early or delayed, may trace back to genetic predispositions or underlying medical issues. Early puberty showcases premature sexual development, while delayed puberty leads to a later onset. Contributory factors include a family history of puberty irregularities, long-term illnesses, and dietary imbalances.
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency: A deficiency in growth hormone production within the pituitary gland can result in stunted growth, short stature, and delayed development. Predisposing factors encompass genetic factors and particular health conditions.
  • Turner Syndrome: Turner syndrome is attributed to the absence or partial absence of an X chromosome in females. It can result in limited height, heart and kidney complications, and infertility. This syndrome typically occurs sporadically and isn't usually inherited.
  • Tumors: Tumors impacting the pituitary gland or other glands can disrupt hormone production. Symptoms vary based on the tumor's location and type, potentially leading to alterations in growth and development. The origins of such tumors often remain poorly understood.

Decoding Growth and Puberty Disorders

Growth and puberty disorders can affect a child's development due to hormone imbalances. They may lead to conditions like short stature, tall stature, delayed growth, overgrowth, early or delayed puberty.

If you're concerned about your child's growth or puberty, Jupiter Hospital offers Disorders of Puberty treatment in Pune. Our experts help address, diagnose and discuss possible treatments.

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Paediatric Endocrine Disorders

The endocrine system is a network of glands that produce hormones, chemical messengers that travel through the bloodstream and influence many bodily functions. In children, a healthy endocrine system is crucial for proper growth and development.

Paediatric endocrine disorders occur when there's an imbalance of hormones in a child's body. This imbalance can disrupt various growth processes, metabolism, and sexual development. Here are some common paediatric endocrine disorders:

  1. Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1 and Type 2): This chronic condition affects how the body regulates blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks insulin-producing cells. Type 2 diabetes is when the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn't produce enough. Symptoms can include frequent urination, increased thirst, excessive hunger, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and blurry vision.
  2. Thyroid Disorders: The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism and growth. There are two main types: hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include weight loss, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, sweating, and tremors. Hypothyroidism symptoms may include fatigue, weight gain, feeling cold, constipation, and dry skin.
  3. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH): This is a group of inherited disorders affecting the adrenal glands, which produce several hormones including cortisol and sex hormones. Symptoms can vary depending on the specific type of CAH, but may include ambiguous genitalia in newborns, rapid weight gain, and high blood pressure.
Causes of Paediatric Endocrine Disorders

The causes of paediatric endocrine disorders can vary depending on the specific condition. Some common causes include:

  • Autoimmune diseases: When the body's immune system attacks healthy tissues, like in Type 1 diabetes.
  • Genetic mutations: Certain genes can increase the risk of developing an endocrine disorder.
  • Hormonal imbalances: Problems with the glands themselves or issues with hormone receptors can lead to imbalances.
  • Developmental problems: Issues during fetal development can affect the endocrine system.
Symptoms to Watch Out For

While specific symptoms vary depending on the disorder, some general signs that might indicate a paediatric endocrine problem include:

  • Significant changes in growth rate or height
  • Unusual weight gain or loss
  • Changes in appetite
  • Excessive thirst or urination
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Sleep problems
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Skin or hair changes
  • Intolerance to heat or cold

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