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What is endocrine relates short stature and how is it treated?

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Considerably short height of a child compared to their peers caused due to certain endocrine disorders in the body.


Short stature is a term used to describe children who are in the third percentile or less on the pediatric growth chart (a tool used by doctors to see how a child's growth compares to the average pediatric growth pattern) [1]


- Medical diagnosis by a specialist is required.
- Affects children.
- Lab tests, GHD screening, imaging are required.
- Can be emotionally and mentally stressful.


The various endocrine conditions resulting in a child’s short stature are Hypothyroidism, Hypopituitarism. Cushing’s syndrome, Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD), Prader - Willi Syndrome (PWS), Severe primary IGF - I deficiency (IGFD), Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) and delayed puberty. These disorders affect the hormone secretion in the body and simultaneously the child’s height.


Ages Affected - shortness brought on by endocrine disorders mostly affects infants and children during their growth years.


Symptoms


Self- diagnosable
The symptoms include shortness and slow/stagnant growth of the child. Symptoms of the underlying disorder might also be visible.


People May Experience
Height: short stature and shunted growth during childhood


Treatment



Self - Care: Parents must support the child so that they are mentally and emotionally healthy. Provide reassurance and acceptance about their body.
Medication: An endocrinologist will prescribe synthetic steroid hormone (thyroxine) or recombinant growth hormone therapy depending on the disorder.
Specialist: Consult an endocrinologist for complete diagnosis and treatment. At mfine, doctors offer complete treatment to the patients for a healthy life. Contact today!

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