Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Endocrinology is concerned with a wide array of disorders related to the hormones and endocrine systems like variations of physical growth and sexual development in childhood, diabetes and many more. Endocrine emergencies represent a bunch of potentially life-threatening conditions that are often unnoted, leading to delay in each diagnosis and treatment, factors that further contribute to their already high associated mortality rates. As such, the true incidence of primary endocrine emergencies is not well outlined, which is likely because the disease process is commonly not recognized. If these endocrine disorders do not seem to be identified or if specific treatment is delayed, vital complications or even death may occur. Examples include diabetes, thyroid issues, blood glucose problems, enhanced or delayed growth, adrenal or pituitary gland dysfunction, and ovarian or testicular disorders. Many Pediatric endocrinologists have interests and expertise in bone metabolism, lipid metabolism, adolescent age, Pediatric endocrinologists, depending upon the age range of the patients they treat, care for patients from infancy to late adolescence and young adulthood.