Support for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Most symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia can be managed with daily medication. Our pediatric specialists work with families to help them address other aspects of the condition, including the psychological impact. Throughout treatment, our doctors may refer you and your child to the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, for wellness resources.
For children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, as with all children, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods and saturated and trans fats can help to maintain health and ensure growth and development. Your doctor may refer you to a registered dietitian who can offer advice on how to incorporate healthy foods and exercise into your child’s lifestyle.
Having congenital adrenal hyperplasia can take an emotional toll on a child, especially during adolescence. Adolescents may also have trouble adhering to a daily treatment regimen. Our psychologists offer counseling to help children and adolescents with congenital adrenal hyperplasia explore issues surrounding self-care, gender identity, appearance, and the importance of treatment.