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Paediatric endocrinology is a branch of medicine which deals with puberty, growth, diabetes, or other disorders in children associated with hormones and the glands that produce them. A pediatric endocrinologist is a doctor who specialises treating children with various hormonal and endocrinal disorders including hypothyroidism, short stature, and Cushing’s syndrome.
Can hormones have an impact on a child’s brain?
Yes, hormones are responsible for the child’s proper brain development and the underproduction of certain hormones can lead to impaired brain functioning in children.
What happens when hormones are imbalanced in children?
When children undergo hormonal imbalance, they may produce too much or too less of certain essential hormones which may result in a group of diseases such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, retarded growth or excessive growth.
What are the symptoms of thyroid in children?
The few prominent symptoms of thyroid problems in children are puffiness in the eyes, excessive lethargy, unexplained weight gain or loss, irritability, nervousness and protruding eyes.
Can small children have diabetes?
Yes, when your child’s body does not produce sufficient insulin to process sugar in the body, the sugar builds up in the blood causing high blood glucose levels. This can result in long term complications when left untreated.
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