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Lipid disorders are conditions that cause a child to have abnormal levels of fats, including cholesterol and triglycerides, in the blood. High cholesterol increases the chance of having an early heart attack of stroke, even in children. These conditions also can create inflammation in the pancreas. The board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric endocrinologists with Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with UofL School of Medicine, can diagnose and treat specific lipid disorders.
Lipid disorders rarely show noticeable signs or symptoms. Your child’s doctor may refer your child to a pediatric endocrinologist because:
Growth issues can be caused by a number of conditions that a child may have, but sometimes the cause is unknown. Here are some of the common conditions that may affect growth:
We create a unique treatment plan for your child’s current condition and lipid disorder. The treatment plan will include a combination of medications and lifestyle changes, including diet modification and movement. Any underlying and co-occurring conditions will be treated, or referrals will be given for additional specialties.