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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Treatment of short stature

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Short stature is below the normal height for his age (based on standard charts for age and height). Pituitary gland regulate the amount of growth hormone is produced, where the important factor in determining a person's height. If the gland produces less growth hormone pituarity, abnormally slow growth and short stature with normal proportions (pituarity dwarfed) can be generated.

Most short children, however, has pituarity gland with normal function and boost the growth of short because they were late or their parents are relatively short. Chronic diseases affecting the heart, lungs, kidneys, or intestines may also result in short stature. Abnormalities in the bone can also lead to a very short stature.

Pituarity dwarfed treated with growth hormone. Growth hormone is also sometimes used to increase height in children who was short but pituarity glands function normally, but the use is controversial. Some parents think that short stature is a disorder, but most doctors do not approve the use of growth hormone in these children. By ignoring the causes of short stature, hormonal pituarity effective only if used before the growth plates in long bones of inactivity. X-rays can help determine whether the growth plate is not active.

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