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  • 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

    22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome What is 22q11.2 deletion syndrome? 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is a genetic disorder with varying conditions present in each individual with the syndrome. In this syndrome, a ...

  • Achondroplasia

    Achondroplasia What is achondroplasia? Achondroplasia is a genetic (inherited) bone disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 to 40,000 live births. Achondroplasia is the most common type of dwarfism, in...

  • Anatomy of the Endocrine System in Children

    Anatomy of the Endocrine System in Children The following are integral parts of the endocrine system: Click Image to Enlarge Hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is located in the brain, near the optic chi...

  • Anterior Pituitary Disorders

    Anterior Pituitary Disorders The anterior (front) lobe of the pituitary gland makes up 80 percent of the gland's weight. It releases a variety of hormones that affect growth, physical and sexual deve...

  • Delayed Puberty

    Delayed Puberty What is delayed puberty? Puberty is said to be delayed when symptoms do not appear by age 13 for girls and age 14 for boys. Delayed puberty can be hereditary; meaning that the late on...

  • Diabetes Index

    Diabetes Index Diabetes is a serious disease that can be life threatening if not controlled. However, with proper medical care, clinical therapies, diet, hygiene, and exercise, diabetes does not have...

  • Diabetes Insipidus in Children

    Diabetes Insipidus in Children What is diabetes insipidus? Diabetes insipidus is a condition that results from insufficient production of the antidiuretic hormone (ADH), a hormone that helps the kidn...

  • Diet and Diabetes

    Diet and Diabetes Diabetes management and meal-planning for children It is important to learn about proper meal-planning when your child has diabetes. The type and amount of food your child eats affe...

  • Disorders Affecting Calcium Metabolism

    Disorders Affecting Calcium Metabolism Calcium plays an important role in several body functions, including muscle contractions, enzyme function, and nerve conduction. Calcium is stored in the bones....

  • Disorders Affecting the Adrenal Glands

    Disorders Affecting the Adrenal Glands Disorders of the adrenal glands require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of these disorder...

  • Disorders Affecting the Pituitary Gland

    Disorders Affecting the Pituitary Gland The pituitary gland is sometimes called the master gland of the endocrine system because it controls the functions of the other endocrine glands. The pituitary...

  • Disorders Affecting the Thyroid

    Disorders Affecting the Thyroid A thyroid disorder may be congenital (present at birth), or develop later in childhood. In the directory below, you will find some additional information on disorders ...

  • Disorders of Sex Development

    Disorders of Sex Development When a child's gender is in question at birth, because genitals may not appear clearly male or female, the child is said to have atypical genitalia, also known as ambiguo...

  • Gonadotropin-Independent Precocious Puberty

    Gonadotropin-Independent Precocious Puberty What is gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty? Early secretion (also called hypersecretion) of high levels of the body's sex hormones, androgen (male...

  • Growth Hormone Deficiency

    Growth Hormone Deficiency What is growth hormone deficiency? Growth hormone deficiency, as the name implies, is the absence or deficiency of growth hormone produced by the pituitary gland to stimulat...

  • Growth in Children

    Growth in Children Growing is an essential part of childhood. Children's most dramatic growth phases occur during fetal development, the first few years of life, and at the onset of puberty. The rate...

  • Growth Problems

    Growth Problems What causes growth problems? The cause of a growth problem depends on the type of growth disorder in question. Some growth problems are genetic, while others may be caused by hormonal...

  • Hyperparathyroidism in Children

    Hyperparathyroidism in Children What is hyperparathyroidism? Hyperparathyroidism is caused by overactive parathyroid glands. Parathyroid glands are tiny glands located near the thyroid. Overactive pa...

  • Hyperthyroidism (Graves' Disease)

    Hyperthyroidism (Graves' Disease) What is hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism means overactivity of the thyroid gland, resulting in too much thyroid hormone in the bloodstream. Thyroid Gland - Click to ...

  • Hypoglycemia in Children

    Hypoglycemia in Children What is hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is the condition of having a glucose (blood sugar) level that is too low to effectively fuel the body's blood cells. Glucose is the main so...

  • Hypoglycemia in the Newborn

    Hypoglycemia in the Newborn What is hypoglycemia in the newborn? Hypoglycemia is a condition in which the amount of blood glucose (sugar) in the blood is lower than normal. Who is affected by hypogly...

  • Hypoparathyroidism in Children

    Hypoparathyroidism in Children What is hypoparathyroidism? Hypoparathyroidism is caused by underactive parathyroid glands. Parathyroid glands are tiny glands located near the thyroid. Thyroid Gland -...

  • Hypopituitarism in Children

    Hypopituitarism in Children What is hypopituitarism? Hypopituitarism, also called an underactive pituitary gland, is a condition that affects the anterior (front) lobe of the pituitary gland, usually...

  • Hypothyroidism in Children

    Hypothyroidism in Children What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive and is producing an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism is t...

  • Juvenile Osteoporosis

    Juvenile Osteoporosis What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a progressive condition in which bone density is lost, or there is insufficient bone formation, thereby weakening the bones and making them...

  • Newborn Screening Tests

    Newborn Screening Tests What are newborn screening tests? Nearly all babies will have a simple blood test to check for disorders that are not apparent immediately after delivery. Some of these disord...

  • Normal Growth

    Normal Growth What is considered a normal growth rate? Growth involves not only the length and weight of a body, but also includes internal growth and development. Normal growth is categorized in a r...

  • Overview of Adrenal Disorders

    Overview of Adrenal Disorders Adrenal glands, which are also called suprarenal glands, are small, triangular glands located on top of both kidneys. An adrenal gland is made of two parts: the outer re...

  • Overview of Diabetes

    Overview of Diabetes What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which sufficient amounts of insulin are either not produced, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced. Diabetes can ...

  • Pheochromocytoma

    Pheochromocytoma What is a pheochromocytoma? A pheochromocytoma is an adrenal gland tumor that secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine hormones. These hormones are responsible for regulating heart ra...

  • Posterior Pituitary Disorders

    Posterior Pituitary Disorders Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding these posterior pituitary disorders, for which we have provided a brief overview. Syndrome o...

  • Precocious Puberty (Early Puberty)

    Precocious Puberty (Early Puberty) What is precocious puberty (early puberty)? Abnormally early puberty is called precocious puberty and is characterized by the early development of sexual characteri...

  • Problems in Puberty

    Problems in Puberty Puberty is the time in a person's life when his or her body changes from child to adult, accompanied by the process of sexual maturation. Puberty is caused by changes in hormones ...

  • Teens and Diabetes

    Teens and Diabetes According to the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Diabetes Education Program, about 215,000 people younger than 20 have diabetes. Most of ...

  • Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    Type 1 Diabetes in Children The most common type of diabetes in children is type 1 diabetes. In fact, according to the American Diabetes Association, type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic...

  • Type 2 Diabetes in Children

    Type 2 Diabetes in Children Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for about 95 percent of diabetes cases. There is an increase in the number of cases of type 2 diabetes in c...