Endocrine, Growth and Metabolism Conditions: How We Treat

How are endocrine, growth and metabolism conditions treated?

If a hormone is not being produced in adequate amounts, it will need to be replaced. For example, if a child has hypothyroidism, then the child is started on thyroid hormone replacement.

If a child’s body is producing a hormone in excessive amounts, then a medication is often used to suppress that hormone back to normal levels. For example, if a child has precocious puberty, then we use a medication to suppress the hormones of puberty. Occasionally, other medications are also used to treat endocrine conditions.

We work with a variety of other pediatric specialists in order to provide a multidisciplinary plan of care to meet the specific needs of each and every patient. Working with your pediatrician, we will develop an individualized treatment plan for your child or teen.

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s treatment?

The endocrine and diabetes program at Children’s Hospital Colorado was recently ranked the fourth best pediatric program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Our experienced staff is specially trained to work with children and adolescents with a variety of endocrine disorders and complex medical problems.

provide the most comprehensive care possible, we offer multidisciplinary clinics for common, complex and rare conditions, including:

  • Metabolic syndrome clinic
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) clinic
  • eXtraordinarY kids clinic (Klinefelter syndrome)
  • Prader-Willi clinic
  • Neuro-oncology clinic
  • SOAR clinic (disorders of sexual differentiation)
  • Thyroid tumor clinic
  • Transitioning to adult care clinic