How Do Doctors Treat Early Puberty?

Treatment depends on the type of early puberty your child has.

  • If your child has early adrenal puberty, he might not need treatment. If your child is overweight, weight loss can help slow down early adrenal puberty.
  • If your child has early gonadal puberty that is happening slowly and with no serious causes, they might not need treatment. If it is caused by high hormone levels, your child can take medications until they reach an appropriate age to start puberty.

How Can I Help My Child?

Reassure your child that the changes to their body are normal. They are just happening earlier than usual. Listen to your child’s concerns and answer their questions. Treat your child appropriately for their age. Continue to help them with self-esteem.

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Rev. 4/2018