Conditions We Treat in Endocrinology

Conditions We Treat in Endocrinology

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Pediatric Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease causes the adrenal glands to not produce enough of certain, necessary hormones. Learn more about this condition.

Pediatric Adrenal Disorders

The adrenal glands are located at the top of both kidneys. They release hormones that are important to your child’s health and growth. Adrenal gland hormones manage blood sugar levels, they regulate the balance of salt, potassium and water in the body; they control the body’s response to stress, and they control sexual maturation during childhood and puberty.

Pediatric Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS)

Pediatric androgen insensitivity syndrome is a rare genetic condition in which a baby that is genetically male (one X and one Y chromosome) is resistant or unresponsive to male hormones in the body, causing the child to develop outwardly as a female or to develop ambiguous genitalia. Internally, female reproductive organs are missing and male gonads are present.

Pediatric Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare, genetic disorder that can cause severe problems with the adrenal glands and nervous system. Learn the symptoms.

Pediatric Adrenal Masses

An adrenal mass is a tumor inside an adrenal gland. Some adrenal masses are cancerous (malignant); others are noncancerous (benign). The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys, and their job is to produce and secrete several hormones (cortisol, aldosterone, epinephrine, norepinephrine, estrogen).

Pediatric Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

Pediatric Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome syndrome causes a child to grow rapidly for the first eight years of life, which can lead to a temporarily asymmetric appearance. Learn more.

Pediatric Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a type of disorder that children can inherit. The disorder affects a child’s adrenal glands, which are located above each kidney. The glands make important hormones, including hormones that affect how well your child’s body maintains normal fluid levels and hormones related to sex organs and fertility.

Pediatric Cushing's Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome occurs when the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol. Learn more from the experts at Children's Health.

Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition that develops when the body is not able to produce enough insulin. Without insulin, glucose cannot be used for energy. Instead the body will use fat for the energy it needs.

Pediatric Delayed Puberty

Learn more about pediatric delayed puberty, which is when an adolescent does not start puberty at the same age range as their peers.

Pediatric Empty Sella Syndrome

When the pituitary gland is shrunken or missing, the condition is called empty sella syndrome. Learn the types, causes and symptoms.

Pediatric Follicular Thyroid Cancer

Follicular thyroid carcinoma is the second most common type of cancer of the thyroid gland. Representing about 5-10% of all pediatric thyroid cancer diagnoses, it is much less common than papillary thyroid carcinoma. As with all types of cancers, follicular thyroid carcinoma is caused by the reproduction of abnormal cells forming what is known as a tumor.

Pediatric and Adolescent Gender Dysphoria

Gender dysphoria is a persistent and impairing distress associated with the mismatch some people experience between the sex they were assigned at birth and their own internal experience of gender.

Pediatric Graves' Disease

Pediatric Graves' Disease is an autoimmune disorder, a disease in which the immune system attacks healthy organs or tissue (in this case, the thyroid). It is a major cause of hyperthyroidism in children and adolescents.

Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency

Learn more about pediatric growth hormone deficiency, which occurs when children lack sufficient levels of the growth hormone to help them grow.

Pediatric Hyperinsulinism

Hyperinsulinemia is a condition marked by abnormally high levels of insulin, the hormone that helps control blood sugar levels. Learn the signs.

Pediatric Hyperparathyroidism

Hyperparathyroidism occurs when the glands make too much PTH. When this happens, there is too much calcium in the blood.

Pediatric Hyperthyroidism

Pediatric Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the body produces too much thyroid hormone, which greatly increases the body’s metabolism. Prolonged exposure to high levels of thyroid hormone can pose serious health problems to children.

Pediatric Hypogonadism

Hypogonadism occurs when the sex glands produce little or no sex hormones. Sex glands or gonads are ovaries in girls and testes in boys.

Pediatric Hypoparathyroidism

Learn more about pediatric hypoparathyroidism, a condition in which a child’s calcium levels are too high because of an overproducing parathyroid gland.

Pediatric Hypothyroidism

Pediatric Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive and produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. It is the most common thyroid disorder affecting children.

Pediatric Kallmann Syndrome

Kallmann syndrome happens when the body does not produce enough hormones needed for sexual development. Learn the symptoms.

Pediatric Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a type of thyroid cancer that originates in the parafollicular cells, which are known as “C” cells because they secrete the hormone calcitonin. As with all types of cancers, it is caused by the growth of abnormal cells that multiply rapidly, forming what is known as a tumor.

Pediatric Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN)

Pediatric multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) is a group of disorders that adversely affects your child’s endocrine system (the system that produces hormones). Children with MEN typically have tumors in at least two endocrine glands.

Pediatric Multinodular Goiter

A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. A multinodular goiter is made up of multiple thyroid nodules. The exact cause of multinodular goiter is unknown.

Pediatric Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common type of cancer of the thyroid gland, accounting for about 85-90% of all pediatric thyroid cancer diagnoses. As with all types of cancers, papillary thyroid carcinoma is caused by the reproduction of abnormal cells forming what is known as a tumor.

Pediatric Parathyroid Masses

A parathyroid mass is a tumor inside one of the parathyroid glands. Most parathyroid masses are noncancerous. The parathyroid glands are located in the front of your neck, close to your thyroid gland.

Pediatric Pheochromocytoma

Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor of adrenal gland tissue that causes too much adrenaline to be excreted. Learn more from the experts at Children's Health.

Pediatric Pituitary Lesions

A pituitary lesion is an abnormal growth (tumor) in your pituitary gland, a gland at the base of your brain that regulates your body's hormone balances. Most pituitary lesions are noncancerous (benign).

Pediatric Pre-Diabetes

If your child’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal, they might have pre-diabetes — a warning condition of Type 2 diabetes. Learn more.

Pediatric Septo-optic Dysplasia

Septo-optic dysplasia happens during early brain development and causes problems with the brain, optic nerve and pituitary gland. Learn more.

Pediatric Short Stature

Short stature refers to children or teens who are significantly below the average height for a person who is the same age and sex. A growth chart shows your child’s current height and how fast he is growing. This can be compared to other children’s growth rates.

Pediatric Thyroid Disorders

The goal of the Thyroid Center care team is to consolidate patient care with strictly pediatric providers so as to optimize patient outcomes and maximize the efficiency of care.

Pediatric Thyroid Carcinoma (Cancer)

Thyroid cancer is cancer of the thyroid gland, an organ at the base of the neck that produces hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight.

Pediatric Thyroid Nodules

Pediatric Thyroid Nodules are growths or lumps in your thyroid gland. Most thyroid nodules are benign, which means they are not cancerous; however, in some children, they are an indication of thyroid cancer.

Pediatric Thyroiditis (Hashimoto's Disease)

Thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s disease, is an autoimmune disorder -- a disease in which the immune system attacks healthy organs or tissue (in this case, the thyroid). It is a major cause of hypothyroidism in children and adolescents.

Pediatric Turner Syndrome

Pediatric Turner Syndrome (TS) is caused by rare chromosomal abnormalities of the XX chromosome. Learn about Turner Syndrome symptoms & causes with Children's Health.

Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

Pediatric type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the body loses the ability to make insulin. People with type 1 diabetes cannot make their own insulin. Without insulin, your body cannot convert sugar, starch, and other food into energy.

Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes

Pediatric type 2 diabetes is a disease which has as its main symptom a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is the most common form of diabetes. It also is often called non-insulin-dependent diabetes, or adult-onset diabetes.

Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes

Pediatric type 2 diabetes is a disease which has as its main symptom a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is the most common form of diabetes. It also is often called non-insulin-dependent diabetes, or adult-onset diabetes.

Pediatric and Childhood Obesity

Obesity is defined according to a child’s body mass index (BMI). BMI is calculated using height and weight. It doesn’t measure body fat directly, but is a good indicator for most children and teens.

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