The way your child grows, develops and even feels, can depend on how well their endocrine system is working. Endocrine disorders create hormone imbalances that can affect a child's health in many different ways. Our pediatric endocrinologists provide care, treatment, education and supportive services to children dealing with both common and rare endocrine disorders.
Made up of hormone-producing glands, the endocrine system controls many body functions such as growth and development, maturation, energy levels and mood.
And although Type 1 diabetes — also known as juvenile diabetes — is the most recognizable condition, Nemours pediatric endocrinologists treat other diseases of the endocrine system such as:
- puberty disorders: premature (precocious) puberty, delayed puberty
- growth disorders: short stature (growth failure), growth hormone deficiency
- thyroid diseases: hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s disease), hyperthyroidism (Graves disease)
- pituitary disorders: diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism
- adrenal disorders: Addison disease, Cushing syndrome
- polycystic ovary syndrome and other menstrual disorders
- genetic disorders: Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Noonan syndrome, Russell Silver syndrome
- bone diseases and disorders of calcium and vitamin D: rickets and osteoporosis
- disorders of sexual differentiation
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Balance is essential for your child’s endocrine system. Too many or too few of the necessary nutrients and hormones can result in an endocrine disorder, which can affect the way your child feels, moves and grows. Nemours pediatric endocrinologists are here to ensure that your child's body is properly reaching that balance.
The board-certified pediatric endocrinologists at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, are experts in recognizing and treating children with all types of endocrine disorders. Whether your child’s symptoms are mild or severe, our Bryn Mawr pediatric endocrinology team will assess, evaluate and offer the best treatment solutions to help your child feel better again.
The most common pediatric endocrine disorders we treat at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, are:
- disorders of puberty
- abnormal thyroid function
- hormone and growth disorders (such as short stature and growth failure)
- sexual differentiation disorders
- bone disease
- Turner syndrome, Noonan syndrome, Russell Silver syndrome and Klinefelter syndrome
Nemours’ pediatric endocrinologists at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, specialize in helping children with endocrine disorders. Along with our board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, our comprehensive care team in Bryn Mawr includes:
- physician assistants
- registered dietitians
Our pediatric endocrinologists at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, are experienced in evaluating, diagnosing and treating children with all types of endocrine disorders. Some of the state-of-the-art technology and screenings we may use to help us assess your child’s condition include:
- X-ray (for bone age assessment and other tests)
- blood tests for diabetes and other disorders
- bone density
- body composition
- nutritional assessment
- growth hormone secretion tests
- hormone deficiency tests
If your child’s condition requires specialized care, our pediatric endocrinology experts at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr will refer you to nearby Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del, or another recommended health care provider.