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Puberty, the process by which a child’s body develops into an adult body, is triggered by hormones. Puberty syndromes are typically caused by issues that affect the glands that produce those hormones. These issues can cause puberty to start earlier or later than normal. A late or early start to puberty may not need treatment, depending on the situation. However, puberty timing is important as it affects a child’s growth and height, as well as emotional well-being.
Here are some of the most common puberty disorders we treat:
Signs of a puberty disorder may include:
Depending on the cause, a child may need:
Counseling to help children and families with emotional and social challenges that early or delayed puberty can present.