Children’s endocrinologist in Kharkiv
Pediatric endocrinology is aimed at treatment and prevention of metabolic disorders in patients under the age of 18 years.
Endocrine glands are responsible for normal functioning of the endocrine system; they include the pancreas and thyroid glands, adrenal glands and others. Each produces a specific set of neurotransmitters - hormones that regulate intracellular processes.
Diseases of the endocrine system affect the general condition of the child and can cause delays in physical and mental development. Regular examinations and scheduled consultations of the children’s endocrinologist can detect disorders in the early stages and compensate for the excess or lack of hormones in time, which reduces significantly the risk of complications.
Most often, doctors diagnose the following pathologies:
- thyroid disease;
- diabetes mellitus of various types;
- disorder of calcium metabolism.
What symptoms should be the reason to visit a children’s endocrinologist?
Diseases of the endocrine system at the initial stage do not have specific manifestations. The child complains of constant fatigue and exhaustion, becomes hyposthenic, apathetic, and loses interest in everyday activities. Another reaction is possible: an excess of hormones leads to aggressiveness, irritability, and affectability. It is difficult for children to concentrate; teachers and educators may complain about the lack of attentiveness, and problems with the digestion of new knowledge appear.
Consultation of the children’s endocrinologist is required when the following symptoms are detected:
- delay in physical or intellectual development;
- problems with weight gain or overweight;
- earlier puberty or prolonged (more than two years) delay in the formation of secondary sexual characteristics;
- irregular menstruation;
- excessive sweating;
- excessive skin pigmentation;
- tremor of the arms and legs;
- mood swings;
- frequent colds;
- poor condition of the skin, hair, nails.
Disorders in the endocrine system occur at any age. The child is examined immediately after birth, this eliminates abnormal development of the glands and genetic diseases.
It is also recommended to take children to pediatric endocrinologist at the age of 7-8 years old, before entering the first form. High levels of stress, changes in habitual lifestyle and increased intellectual workloads can lead to disruption of the endocrine system. Another “dangerous” age is puberty, when the production of sex hormones increases and the body begins to grow and change rapidly.
Consultation of the children’s endocrinologist is necessary for children, which family history has relatives with diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases, and other endocrine pathologies.
Examination in the doctor’s office takes place in the presence of a parent or a guardian. The doctor visually assesses the condition of the skin, measures height and weight, measures the volume of the necessary body areas. Usually, the endocrinologist refers for additional tests: blood is checked for sugar, urine for the presence of ketone bodies. Also, blood can be sent to a laboratory to determine biochemistry and other studies that enable to study the work of the endocrine glands.
Based on the results of the examination, treatment is selected, which may include both drug therapy and adherence to a specific diet, as well as performing moderate physical activity.
Examination by children’s endocrinologist can be performed in the medical center “ON Clinic Kharkiv”. To do this, call the contact telephone number of the clinic specified on the site.
|Primary consultation of a pediatric endocrinologist||420 uah|
|Repeated consultation of a pediatric endocrinologist||350 uah|
|Reappointment of a pediatric endocrinologist after a regulated time||420 uah|
|ONLINE-Primary consultation of a pediatric endocrinologist||420 uah|
|ONLINE-Repeated consultation of a pediatric endocrinologist||350 uah|
|ONLINE-Reappointment of a pediatric endocrinologist after a regulated time||420 uah|