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Central precocious puberty

Central precocious puberty, definition, causes, diagnosis, homeopathy medicine, or homeopathic treatment for central precocious puberty.

Central precious puberty is a condition where puberty starts too soon in children-usually in girls under 8 years old and in boys under 9 years old, the condition is called central precocious puberty because it involves brain which is a part of central nervous system. Central precocious puberty is defined as early activation of pulsatile GnRH activation in an otherwise normal hypothalamopituatary-gonadal axis. It occurs when the brain releases hormones too early. These hormones are the ones that are responsible for puberty.

Etiology and diagnosis

Premature adrenarche and thelarche are characterized by prepubertal luteinizing hormone (LH), FSH, testosterone, and estradiol levels, and bone age demonstrates that no progression is occurring. In premature adrenarche, a significantly elevated DHEA-S level requires further evaluation for CAH or adrenal tumor would be needed. Girls with premature adrenarche may be at risk for PCOS and insulin resistance. Periodic monitoring for both conditions is indicated to ensure they do not progress.

In girls, central precocious puberty is overwhelmingly idiopathic but may result from hypothalamic hamartoma that secrets pulses of GnRH. Bone age testing should be undertaken to assess the effect on growth rate and to gauge progression and response to therapy. MRI of the brain/pituitary is needed in all cases of central precocious puberty to exclude disease affecting the central nervous system.

In boys, central precocious puberty is nearly always secondary to a tumor, irradiation, or septooptic dysplasia with premature activation of GnRH secretion. Discontinuation after exposure to exogenous sex steroids may also result in activation of the central axis, resulting in acquired central precocious puberty. MRI of the brain and hypothalamopituatary region should be done, as well as a bone-age test.

Homeopathic treatment for central precious puberty

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat symptoms of central precocious puberty but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat central precocious puberty that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.  For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of central precocious puberty:

Antim crude, Calcaria Carb, Calcaria Phos, Causticum, Chamomilla, Phosphorous, Pulsatilla, Sabina, Silicea, Ambra Gresia, Belladonna, Cantharis, Carbo Veg, China, C. Coc-C, Cocculus, Hyoscyamus, Ipecauc, Kali Carb, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Nitric Acid, Rhus Tox, Secale Cor, Sulphur, and many other medicines.

 

 

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