«Egyptian Sugar»: Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency for children

«Egyptian Sugar»: Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency for children

The Egyptian Society for Endocrinology and Endocrinology has announced the issuance of the latest recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of growth hormone deficiency in children during a conference held by the association this afternoon. Dr. Mona Salem, Professor of Pediatrics, Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Ain Shams, explained that the new guidelines were prepared and reviewed by a group of endocrinologists for children at Cairo University and Ain Shams. They will be announced and distributed free of charge during the 12th annual international conference. 19-20 April, in cooperation with the European Society for Childhood Diabetes and the European Association of Children’s Endocrinology. She pointed out that the conference will be attended by elite professors of sugar and endocrinology for children from Egypt and Europe. She explained that this is part of the educational, educational and social role of the association through the annual activities which include the holding of continuing medical education programs for young doctors, workshops for diabetes and growth hormone deficiency for doctors and health care providers, educational seminars for patients and health care officials, Some help for those unable to afford treatment. She added that the conference includes lectures and workshops to discuss the latest global recommendations in diabetes and the lack of growth hormone and thyroid in children. And on the problem of growth hormone deficiency indicated that the child with growth hormone deficiency should exercise his life naturally, unlike a child with diabetes, which requires a different lifestyle. She stressed that growth hormone therapy is safe for children, but warned against the misuse and excessive use of growth hormone in bodybuilding centers to build muscle, which may cause serious side effects if the body does not need it. In case of doubt, parents must immediately approach a pediatric specialist in endocrinology To carry out the necessary tests and tests according to the latest recommendations. She stressed that Egypt now has all the treatments available globally to treat the lack of growth hormone, including injections and syringes, and finally modern electronic injection devices, which ensure the accuracy of doses and ease of injection in children. “The problem of short stature in children is a problem for both pediatricians and endocrinologists because they cause great psychological problems for these children and their parents,” said Dr. Nermeen Salah, a professor of pediatric diabetes and endocrinology consultant at the Faculty of Medicine at Qasr al-Aini. She pointed out that these problems prevent their involvement in daily life and may also negatively affect the educational achievement and social life of these children and through the numbers of children who come from the small standing in specialized pediatric clinics of the endocrine up to about 65% of the number of patients or in other words This is about two-thirds of cases in these clinics and therefore the problem of short stature in children are common problems that need to be diagnosed for their reasons and intervention to treat them. She stressed that there are many misconceptions about growth in children growth hormone is one of the most important hormones that are produced from the pituitary gland and has a vital role in all stages of life, especially in childhood and adolescence. There are some symptoms that can be observed, which may predict growth hormone deficiency, such as short stature in children compared to their colleagues at the same age and sex and the differences in the dimensions of clothing and footwear for a long time. One of the most common misconceptions is that the growth hormone deficiency is compensated by proper nutrition. The balanced diet helps improve the results of growth hormone therapy but does not dispense with hormone therapy.

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