Paediatrics is a field of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders of neonates, infants, children, and adolescents up to aged 18.
A paediatrician manages the physical, mental, and overall well-being of children at each and every developmental stage, in both good heath and sickness. A timely care under paediatrician reduces the death rates of infant and children, control spreading of infectious diseases, promote lifestyle that’s healthy so that they lead a long life free of disease. Paediatricians work on the prevention, early detection and management of problems like:
- Developmental disorders and delays
- Behavioural issues
- Functional issues
- Social stress
Paediatrics- different from adult medicine
Paediatrics is far different from adult medicine in various ways. The small rather tender body of a neonate is physiologically different from that of an adult anatomy. Hence, it is different from treating an adult. There is a direct impact of pharmacokinetic properties of the drugs that are administered to the child. The absorption, metabolism, distribution and elimination of the medicines vary between a developing child and a fully grown up adult.
Defects that are congenital, developmental issues and genetic variance are all of high concern for paediatricians. There are several subspecialties in paediatrics. These are
- Paediatric cardiology
- Paediatric Endocrinology
- Paediatric Gastroenterology
- Paediatric Haematology
- Paediatric Nephrology
- Neonatal Medicine
- Adolescent Paediatrics
At Mint Multispecialty Hospital, we have a team of expert medical professionals, headed by the physicians who not only treat the patients well, but also guide the parents to take proper care of the neonates. A complete unit of physicians and staffs work in collaboration to create a highly competitive and conducive atmosphere for the children to receive the best of treatment.
Adolescent Paediatrics deals with diseases and their specific treatments usually found in young adults. This particular branch of medicine deals with the challenges and issues faced by the children at the cross road of their lives. Adolescent period demarcates the transition from childhood to adulthood. It is considered to be the most important phase of human life which begins at the age around ten and continues till the teenage or early 20s. In this phase of life the child goes through emotional, cognitive, personal and physiological development. Hence, adolescence is supposed to be the most vulnerable period in a person’s life.
Some Common Problems Faced by Boys and Girls during Adolescence
During Puberty and adolescence the teenagers face several biological issues which need medical intervention. These are commonly paediatric diabetes, obesity, adolescent obstetrics and gynaecology, immunology disorder, urological problems, eating disorders, indigestion, and dermatological problems including acne. Delayed puberty occurs in some children if they are already suffering from some chronic diseases. Depression, stress and inability to handle the physical and behavioural changes like anxiety, personality disorder, and certain type of schizophrenia add to the physical problems and aggravate it further.
Behavioural problem is one of the most serious issues among adolescents. This even may drag them to take dangerous steps like consuming alcohol, smoking, and taking drugs etc. These also leave a long toll upon their physical and mental health both. Sadly enough, due to unawareness they visit the doctor in late stages and seek professional assistance. Therefore, early intervention is required to help the boys and girls lead a normal life. Only with the assistance of Adolescent Paediatricians the psychological and physiological issues of the young adults can be resolved.
Adolescent Paediatric Treatment at Mint
Adolescent Paediatric Department at Mint hospital deals with issues of the young adults sympathetically and help them come over their problems with specialised assistance and guidance.
Our Paediatricians are extremely proficient in dealing with the biological issues encountered by the teenagers. Our expert team of doctors also speak with the parents and guardians to deal with the issues of their wards.