Growth & Puberty Disorder
Growth & Puberty Related Disorders Treatments
A child’s body goes through puberty as it transforms into an adult body. The onset of puberty is marked by the body’s increased hormone production, which brings about physical and psychological changes. These changes in girls include the onset of menstruation, the development of the breasts, pubic hair growth, and a growth spurt.
According to every pediatric endocrinologist in Ahmedabad, every girl develops and grows differently, puberty typically begins between 8 and 13. There is a puberty disorder when these processes and changes don’t occur as they should. Do not worry if your children have growth or puberty issues. In this field, Dr. Moxit Shah is an expert. He’ll provide you with the best and most appropriate care being a popular Puberty Disorder Specialist.
Causes & Risk Factors
- Causes could be:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (POS)
- Genetic conditions
- Issues with the pituitary or thyroid glands create the hormones required for physical development and growth.
- Chromosome abnormalities that obstruct healthy growth processes
- Eating problems
- Overuse of exercise
- Another underlying illness or injury
Symptoms & Types
- Symptoms may include:
- No breast development by age 13
- Lack of pubic hair by age 14
- More than five years pass between the development of breasts and the onset of menstruation
- By age 16, the period has not begun
- Puberty begins before the ages of 7 or 8 and includes pubic hair, breast growth, and other indications
Types of Puberty Disorders:
- Delayed puberty: By the age of 13, puberty has not begun
- Precocious puberty: In girls, puberty starts too early, before the age of 7 or 8
- Contrasexual pubertal development: Females’ acquisition of male traits
- Premature thelarche: Breast development without any other indicators of puberty constitutes premature thelarche
- Premature menarche: Periods begin before any other puberty-related symptoms
- Premature adrenarche: The development of pubic hair without any other puberty-related symptoms
Diagnosis & Tests
According to every pediatric endocrinologist, a comprehensive physical examination, which may include a pelvic and breast exam as needed and a full medical history are the first steps in diagnosing. A diagnostic test could consist of the following:
- Hand/wrist X-ray: To assess bone age
- Blood tests: To determine hormone levels, look for chromosomal anomalies and examine for other disorders
- MRI or CT scan: To rule out conditions affecting the pituitary gland or brain.
- Thyroid examination
- Ultrasound: To assess the condition of the adrenal glands and ovaries.
Treatment & Care
Different treatments are required depending on the patient, their symptoms, and the underlying reason for the puberty issue. Treatment options include:
- Observation and routine checks In circumstances where the disease is likely to go better on its own
- Hormone therapy
- Surgery: To repair anatomical issues
- Counseling: To assist young people and families in coping with the psychological and social effects of puberty disorders
If your child is having growth or puberty problems, don’t stress. Your child will receive the best care from Dr. Moxit Shah. He is the best Endocrinologist in Vishuddha Clinic Ahmedabad, who deals with hormonal diseases like Diabetes, Thyroid, Obesity, Growth disorders, PCOD, Male Hypogonadism, osteoporosis, etc. He will initially examine your child’s physical development and medical background. He will suggest testing to identify your child’s illness and a course of treatment to improve their health and prepare them for adolescence. After that, Dr. Moxit Shah will review your child’s condition, potential therapy courses, and what you and your child might anticipate from the process!