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Endocrine Disorders

Hormones are the chemicals secreted by endocrine glands, such as the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands. They play a major role in metabolism, regulation of physiological processes, and overall development of the body.

Sometimes these hormones are out of balance.
Endocrine disorders may be congenital (from birth) or acquired. Our endocrine specialists at Queensland Paediatric Endocrinology work with children with hormone issues (such as those listed below) throughout Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, the Darling Downs, Northern NSW and further afield.

Disorders of the pancreas

Disorders of growth
(causing short or tall stature)

  • Growth hormone deficiency

  • Short stature and slow growth

  • Silver-Russell Syndrome

  • Turner Syndrome

  • Growth hormone excess

Disorders of bone and calcium metabolism

  • Hypoparathyroidism

  • Vitamin D deficiency

  • Hypocalcaemia

  • Hypercalcaemia

  • Hypophosphataemic Rickets

  • Secondary osteoporosis

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta

Pituitary disorders

  • Growth hormone deficiency

  • Absent or delayed puberty

  • Prolactinoma

  • Multiple pituitary hormone deficiency

  • Cushing's disease

  • Diabetes insipidus

  • Pituitary insufficiency after cancer therapy

Differences of Sex Development

Disorders of weight regulation

Adrenal disorders

Our Team

Dr Andrew Cotterill

Paediatric Endocrinologist, Brisbane

Our Locations

Taylor Medical Centre

First Floor, Suite 10A

40 Annerley Rd

Wooloongabba Qld 4102


Medici Medical Centre

15 Scott St

(Cnr Scott & Curzon St)

Level 1, Suite 105

Toowoomba, Qld 4350


Have questions?

For more information click on the specific disorders above or visit our FAQ.


Further great resources are available on the APEG website.

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