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Conditions

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National Hospital.

Bowlegs

Bowlegs are a condition in which the legs curve outward at an extreme angle at the knees while the child’s feet are together. Learn more about this condition.

Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2

Diabetes is a condition in which sufficient amounts of insulin are either not produced, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced.

Hypertension

High blood pressure is also called hypertension. Blood pressure, measured with a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope by a nurse or other healthcare provider, is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls.

Obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It can lead to many other health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and joint problems. Obesity can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices like being more physically active and eating healthier.

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a condition of the hip joint that affects children. In SCFE, the ball of the thighbone slips off the neck of the thighbone.