General Endocrinology Program | Conditions and Treatments

Galactorrhea

Overview Galactorrhea literally means "flow of milk." It refers to a milky discharge from the nipple of the breast in someone who is not nursing a baby. Galactorrhea may occur in men and women.

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Hyperthyroidism

Overview If your child is suddenly gaining or losing weight, has become irritable or depressed and is having trouble concentrating in school, it may be time to call the doctor. While these changes can

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Type 2 Diabetes

Discovering that your child has diabetes can be upsetting and stressful for the whole family. On these pages, we’ll give you the basic information and skills you’ll need to care for your child,

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Addison's Disease

Overview I have this great privilege of being able to restore many of my patients to normal functioning and see them feel better the day after they start medication. David Breault, MD, PhD, Boston

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Ambiguous Genitalia

When a baby is born, "girl or boy?" is the question on the tip of everyone's tongues. Discovering that your newborn has ambiguous genitalia can be emotionally traumatizing and confusing for you and

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Diabetes Insipidus

Here are some of the basics about diabetes insipidus: Diabetes insipidus is a rare disorder of vasopressin (also called the antidiuretic hormone or ADH), a hormone that helps the kidneys regulate the

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive and produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder. Children with the

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Childhood Obesity

Obesity occurs when a child is significantly over the ideal weight for her height. Like adults, children become obese when they eat more calories than they use. Obesity in children is determined by

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Pheochromocytomas

A pheochromocytoma is a tumor on the adrenal gland that secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine hormones. Epinephrine and norepinphrine are responsible for regulating heart rate and blood pressure,

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Thyroid Tumors

You probably haven’t spent too much time thinking about your child’s thyroid: A small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, it’s easy to overlook. But the thyroid actually plays a

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Type 1 Diabetes

Discovering that your child has diabetes can be upsetting and stressful for the whole family. On these pages, we’ll give you the basic information and skills you’ll need to care for your child,

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