Paediatric endocrinology is the management of endocrine gland disorders in children. These endocrine glands are responsible for producing and excreting hormones that regulates many functions in the body. Unlike adults, children suffering from endocrine disorders require specialist care from paediatric endocrinologists as their disorders range from physical and sexual development, diabetes and other hormonal and metabolic diseases.
The paediatric endocrinologist at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital is trained to treat and manage these diseases for children of all age groups. Some of the most common conditions managed are:
- Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)
- Childhood obesity
- Physical and sexual development disorders
- Thyroid and pituitary gland disorders