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Hypopituitarism in Children

Hypopituitarism means that the pituitary gland is not working normally. The pituitary gland is a pea-sized gland located at the base of the brain. It’s the master endocrine gland in the body. The pituitary gland normally releases as many...

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is the most common type of thyroid disorder. It means your thyroid gland is not active enough. This tiny gland is found in your neck. Its job is to make thyroid hormone. If the gland is underactive, it may not make enough ...

Insulinoma

Tumors on your pancreas, called insulinomas, make extra insulin, more than your body can use. This causes blood sugar levels to drop too low. This can cause symptoms of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.

Juvenile Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones are thinner than normal. It’s a condition that gets worse over time. This means that bones get thinner over time, or don’t grow as they should. The bones are then weaker and at higher risk of ...

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three.

Overactive Adrenal Glands in Children

Adrenal glands make a series of hormones. The hormones are androgens, corticosteroids, and aldosterone. Overactive adrenal glands make too much of one or more of these hormones. This can cause health problems. The health problems vary ...

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor

A pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor is a type of cancer that forms tumors in the pancreas.

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is the redness and swelling (inflammation) of the pancreas. This happens when digestive juices or enzymes attack the pancreas.

Parathyroid Tumor

Detailed information on parathyroid tumors, including symptoms and treatment

Pheochromocytoma in Children

Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal glands. The tumor makes hormones called epinephrine and norepinephrine. This leads to an excess of the hormones in the body. These hormones help manage heart rate and blood pressure, and they ...

Pituitary Tumors

Most pituitary tumors are not cancer (benign). But they can cause the pituitary to make too few or too many hormones, causing problems in the body. Here's what you should know.

Postpartum Thyroiditis

Postpartum thyroiditis happens when a woman’s thyroid becomes inflamed after having a baby. It may first cause your thyroid to be overactive. But over time it leads to an underactive thyroid. This affects a small percentage of pregnant ...

Precocious Puberty

Puberty that happens early is called precocious puberty. This means a child's physical signs of sexual maturity develop too soon. This includes breast growth, pubic hair, and voice changes. These are known as secondary sexual ...

Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Primary hyperparathyroidism is when one or more of the parathyroid glands produces too much parathyroid hormone. This can lead to bone tissue loss. Here's what you need to know.

Rathke Cleft Cysts

Rathke cleft cysts are noncancerous fluid-filled growths that develop between the parts of the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. They develop while a fetus is growing in the womb. A Rathke cleft cyst develops from a piece of the ...

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion in Children

SIADH is when the body makes too much antidiuretic hormone (ADH). This is a hormone that normally helps the kidneys conserve the correct amount of water in the body. SIADH causes the body to retain water. This lowers the level of sodium ...

Type 1 Diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, the body can’t make insulin. Insulin is needed to help sugar (glucose) enter cells for energy. Read on to learn more about this condition that often develops in children or young adults.

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Children

Diabetes is a condition in which the body can't make enough insulin, or can't use insulin normally. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. The body's immune system damages the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. Insulin is a ...

Type 2 Diabetes

When your body can't make enough insulin or can't use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes. Insulin helps the cells in the body absorb glucose, or sugar, for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood resulting in high ...

Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Diabetes is a condition in which the body can't make enough insulin, or can't use insulin normally. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder. Insulin is a hormone. It helps sugar (glucose) in the blood get into cells of the body to be ...

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