Understanding Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) is a group of inherited disorders that affect the adrenal glands. The condition leads to the production of an imbalance of hormones, such as cortisol, aldosterone, and androgens. This hormonal imbalance can have a significant impact on growth, development, and sexual differentiation. 

The adrenal glands are responsible for producing hormones that regulate various body functions. In CAH, a genetic defect impairs the glands' ability to create these hormones properly, leading to an excess production of androgens (male sex hormones). 

The exact mutations causing CAH are inherited from both parents and can vary in severity, often correlating with the level of hormone imbalance.

Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia include:
Early signs of puberty
Early Signs of Puberty
Accelerated growth
Accelerated growth in childhood but shorter than average final height
Excessive facial or body hair
Excessive facial or body hair
Severe acne
Irregular period
Irregular or absent menstrual periods for females
Underdeveloped genitals in males

Naturopathic Care for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

At Natural Endocrinology Specialists, we offer naturopathic treatments for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). Our care includes hormone balancing, dietary advice, and herbal supplements. We focus on natural ways to manage CAH symptoms and improve health. 

Our dedicated team works with you to create a personalized plan that fits your lifestyle and health goals, aiming for a balanced and healthy life.

Dr. Linda Khoshaba is the Leading Integrative Health and Hormone Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has extensive experience working in the field as a Hormone Specialist and Natural Endocrinologist.

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