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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia- Know more about it

About

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia is a rare medical condition that affects the adrenal glands limiting the hormone production.

1 in 12,000 babies will be born with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. [2]

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia is:
Treatable by medical professionals
Requires medical diagnosis
Lab tests and imaging often required
Cannot be cured, but people can lead normal life with treatment

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia usually affects a child’s normal growth and development. Two major types of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Classic, the severe form and Non-Classic, the milder form.

Symptoms

The common symptoms of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia include:
- Enlarged clitoris in females
- Inappropriate male features
- Irregular menstruation
- Vomiting
- Dehydration
- Low blood pressure
- Short stature
- Early appearance of pubic hair in case of children

Treatment

Self-care:
There is no way to prevent the occurrence of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. However, if people with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia are planning to start then they should consult a genetic counselor.

Medication:
Doctors may prescribe corticosteroids, mineralocorticoids, and salt supplements to reduce the development of this disease. For adults, hydrocortisone can be suggested along with other long acting steroids. In severe cases, doctors may recommend for surgeries to normalize the appearance and functions of the genitals.

Specialists:
Consulting a endocrinologist or neonatologist is always advisable in severe other cases. mfine provides information on various health conditions. Visit us for holistic treatment.

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