Growth Disorder

Normal growth of a child is dependent on hormones like growth hormone and thyroxine. Any chronic illness, poor nutrition and malabsorption can also affect growth.

Common causes of short stature:

  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Malabsorption
  • Chronic disease
  • Bone problem
  • Familial
  • Idiopathic

Can short stature be treated?

Short stature due to hormone deficiencies can be completely treated provided they are detected at the earliest.