As challenging as adult endocrinology can be, there are additional concerns when it comes to children. Here at The DOCS, one of our specialties is in providing focused, expert pediatric endocrinology care. This encompasses a variety of conditions and symptoms. Fortunately, you can depend on the skills and experience here so that you can get answers, and more important than that, effective treatment.
Some of the areas that our Las Vegas pediatric endocrinologist addresses are disorders that are related to obesity and insulin resistance. If your child is significantly overweigh, this may be a potential cause for concern. In addition to the work we do in the diagnosis, evaluation, and care of type one diabetes in children, we are also just as dedicated to preventing the onset of type two diabetes. It is important for your child to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, since obesity is so closely associated with type two diabetes, which has become much more common in children. At one time, type one was known as juvenile diabetes. However, type two has become enough of an issue that it too is frequently found in young children. Our Las Vegas pediatric endocrinologist also manages problems of the thyroid gland, conditions related to growth and puberty, low bone mass, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, or CAH. The process always begins with a thorough examination and appropriate testing. Our office is sensitive to the fact that children are often nervous and frightened, and we do everything possible to set their minds at ease, as well as yours.
The bottom line is that diseases, disorders and other conditions that begin with or affect your child’s endocrine system are serious and need to be dealt with in a timely manner. Please contact our office. We will schedule you for a time that is convenient for you to come in with your child to see our Las Vegas pediatric endocrinologist.