The endocrine secretes the hormones. These secrete hormones have some tasks such as reproduction, development, growth, and carrying the messages through the blood to the organs. This secretion system is called the endocrine system and endocrinology deals with hormonal diseases.

Pediatric endocrinology deals with children and adolescents between the age of 0-18 with hormone disorders. These endocrinological disorders that will affect the growing and developing periods of children should be treated with early diagnosis. Since children are rapidly and continuously improving, untreated hormonal diseases can cause different problems at later ages.

Which diseases does Pediatric Endocrinology treat?


Osteoporosis is a bone disorder that weakens your bones. It is also seen in childhood and it is called juvenile osteoporosis It shows symptoms such as enlargement, malfunction, thining in long bonnes due to mineral deficiency. This disease is seen in 6% of children under the age of 3 in Turkey.

Osteoporosis may sometimes not cause any obvious symptoms until a bone breaks. Some symptoms are;

  • large fonticulus, late turn-off, or never close
  • weakness in muscles, bone pain
  • the wrists are wider than normal
  • the inward collapse of the back of the head when pressed
  • Bend inward on legs after walking
  • delayed tooth eruption
  • Trouble with walking
  • Fractures in the legs, ankles, or feet

Turner Syndrome

It's seen in one of every 2500 girls. This disease which is caused by chromosome disorder occurs when the absence of 1 of the XX chromosomes that girls should have. It can be diagnosed in the mother's womb and when the child is born. This disease can also be seen at later ages. Short stature is one of the most common symptoms of the disease and the symptoms vary from person to person. Other symptoms are aortic stenosis, the situation where the 3rd and 4th fingers of the hand are shorter than the others, the eyelid and eye abnormalities, cross-eye, and farsightedness. Turner Syndrome also causes other diseases such as ear inflammation, inverted nipple, celiac disease, lower jaw. For this reason, the pediatric endocrinology doctor should be consulted in any different situation seen in children.


It's caused by a vitamin D deficiency. In children who cannot get enough vitamin D from both food and the sun since birth may experience a delay in sitting, teething, walking. In addition, a curvature of the legs and head deformities can also be seen. Since the bones cannot get enough vitamins, they become weak and cause fractures. This process, which can start in the mother's womb and should be followed after birth, should be controlled by a pediatric endocrinologist.

Thyroid and Goitre

Thyroid hormone controls the body's metabolic rate and affects muscle and brain development. When this gland is underactive, it is called hypothyroidism, and overworked is called hyperthyroidism. Goiter occurs when the thyroid gland enlarges. The correct functioning of the thyroid gland is very important. Thyroid disorders that are not diagnosed early adversely affect intelligence and brain development in children. In addition, excessive sleepiness, constipation, dry skin, weakness, growth retardation and weight gain are also among its effects.


Obesity is an increase in body fat based on the body mass index. It occurs as a result of the imbalance between the burned and taken calories and may have different causes. Physical inactivity, fast food consumption, genetic predisposition are the main causes of obesity. At the same time, hormonal diseases can also cause obesity in children. If it is not controlled and treated at an early age, it can cause diseases such as diabetes, heart and blood pressure.

Precocious ( Early ) Puberty

Puberty is a period when your body begins to develop and change as you move from kid to adult. The puberty period begins with the secreted glands in the pituitary gland. The hormones which are secreted during this period, allow gender-specific characteristics to begin to develop. It shows breast enlargement in girls and testicular enlargement in boys. At the same time, psychological changes are also observed during this period.

The girls reach puberty in 8-13 years old, and the boys in 9-14 years old. When children experience puberty earlier than this specified age range, it is called precocious puberty.This could be caused by secreted hormones or other causes. If it is not treated and taken under control, it can cause the child to stop growing early. This process should be followed under the control of a pediatric endocrinologist.

As Bilva Health, we are at your service with our experienced Pediatric Endocrinology team and the doctors we are working with. We carry out the diagnosis and treatment process to be applied to our patients with our specialists and surgeons.

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