Our motto “for healthy growth” reflects on the one hand the importance of health and physical well-being for growing up healthy. On the other hand, it also reflects our focus on hormonal imbalances that can affect growth and development in childhood and adolescence.
Paediatric endocrinology at the Starnberg paediatric practice
Growth is an important part of child development and is a reflection of the child’s overall health. Concerns about growth are best discussed with a paediatric endocrinology specialist. Endocrinology is the study of glands and hormones. Most children with growth problems do not have a hormone disorder. However, if a hormone deficiency is found, then safe replacement treatment is usually available.
It is best to get early advice and not waste time worrying about your child’s growth. Usually only simple tests are needed to explain the growth problem and give a prognosis for future growth.
Parents often worry about their child’s growth during puberty. At this age, differences between peers are often more noticeable. The pubertal growth spurt is an important part of growth. If puberty starts late or early, then this will affect the timing of the pubertal growth spurt. Investigating and explaining the causes of a child’s growth profile can often be reassuring for parents.