brief guide to the symptoms and treatment of the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
has been produced through discussion between support groups - the child growth
foundation, the adrenal hyperplasia network and the congenital adrenal
hyperplasia group and medical specialists - Dr Gerard Conway and Dr Richard
every effort is made to achieve accuracy, errors and the results of new research
may invalidate some of the information.
Dr Gerard Conway
The Middlesex Hospital
London W1N 8AA
up with a medical condition such as Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
(CAH) can be very difficult and for some a lot of support is required.
The problems of having CAH can be considerably reduced if the right type of
information is made available and discussed sensitively.
As young adults the issues of sexuality and fertility need early
discussion so that adult life can be approached with confidence. These issues
can be difficult for some parents, children and doctors.
with any medical condition there are wide variations as to how each person is
affected by CAH and not all that is in this booklet will be relevant to
everyone. For instance, CAH has different effects on women compared with men.
This booklet describes how some adults see the condition of CAH affecting
their lives. Addressing these
feelings enables them to find ways to deal with them.
Further support may be found through the family, friends, a support
group, a counsellor or a doctor. A
specialist with a particular interest in the problems associated with CAH is
needed at times.
© Dr G. S. Conway 1999
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