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The term short stature describes the height of the person that is significantly below the average height for a person's age, sex, racial group, or family. Growth failure is often confused with short stature. Growth failure that occurs over time eventually results in short stature. By definition, growth failure is a medical condition. However, short stature is often a normal variant.
Short stature may or may not be a sign or symptom caused by a medical condition. Your child's growth must be assessed over a period of time and not just at a single point. Any departure from a prior growth pattern, appropriate for the child's genetic background may signal the appearance of a disease.
Short parents tend to have short children. Children with a family backgroud of short stature does not have any symptoms related to diseases that affect growth. Children with constitutional growth delay do not have any diseases. These children enter puberty later than their peers. However, because they continue to grow for a longer period of time, they catch up to their peers as they reach their adult height, which is normal and comparable to their parents.
Some symptoms may signal a medical condition causing short stature. The following symptoms should be further investigated by your doctor:
- Child has stopped growing or is growing slower than expected (less than 4 cm, or 2 in, each year in the pre-pubertal child of elementary school age)
- Weight loss or gain (more than 5 lbs in a month)
- Poor nutrition/loss of appetite
- Delayed puberty (absent breast development by age 14 or absent menstrual spotting by age 15 for a girl or absent enlargement of the testes by age 14 for a boy); note that the presence or absence of pubic hair is not a reliable sign of pubertal development
What Causes Short Stature?
The three major reasons for short stature are constitutional growth delay, genetics and disease.
Constitutional Growth Delay: Some children simply develop later than others. These children are often referred to as 'late bloomers'. These kids are small for their age and often enter puberty later. However, they'll continue to grow after their friends have stopped. They usually catch up by adulthood.
Genetics: If one or both parents are short, there's a strong possibility that their child will also be short. If there are no underlying medical reasons why either parent is short, their child's short stature may be perfectly healthy.
Disease: A number of diseases may cause unusually short stature. These diseases fall into several categories:
- Endocrine diseases affect hormone production and often height. These include growth hormone deficiency (GHD), hypothyroidism, or low thyroid hormone levels, and Cushing's disease.
- Chronic diseases can also decrease height through their effects on overall health. Examples of chronic disease are heart disease, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, kidney problems, sickle cell anemia, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
- Genetic conditions that affect height include Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, and Williams syndrome.
- Bone and skeletal diseases, such as rickets or achondroplasia, may change stature through their effects on bone growth.
Problems during pregnancy can affect the height of a child. Malnutrition can also lead to short stature.
I am 18 years old and my height is about 6 feet. I am suffering from the obesity since 2008 or 2009. I had taken a medicine full of steroid. Pls help me to reduce my weight.
I have malarial fever and my treatment is completed but sometimes I feel fatigue and unconsciousness How do I treat with this? And does this diseases will fully recovers?
I have joined gym. I want muscle so what type of protein or supplement I use. Which have no side effect.
Sir when I wake up in the morning I feel pain in back side of chest since 3 days. Also have mild discomfort in the entire left chest. L did some breathing exercise anulom vilom pranyam at very speed in the evening before the pain start. I had already taken pain killer injection from a medicine store but still pen persist. So please help me to get rid from this situation.
Early morning -
Dalchini milk tea wth 2bis
Half n hr later - lemon mint ginger water
Brkfst - pick any - mango shake 250ml with 1piece dry tea lemon cake or suji upma wth sweet lasi or 1aloo non fry tandoori parantha wth namkeen puddina jeera chach (salted mint buttermilk)
12noon- watermelon mint ginger lemon smoothie
Lunch - 1cup boiled rice with pick any - kabuli white chana /black or rajma/sambar or non veg - 1katori only with raita
Evening - lemon mint ginger water and later ajwain milk tea +dry bhel chat
Dinr - pick any - cold coffee with 1scoop vanilla /suji or rice kheer / jaggery (gur) roti wth teaspoon malai/besan milk (sheera) / 1piece donut or dry cake.
Before sleeping - green coffee with half teaspoon honey
Hello. Mam/sir. Actually I look little fat and I have tommy. What I do for reduce my fat. please can you tell me.
I am facing lot of hairfall and not able to control with medicines, please advise is there any way I can control my hair fall. Name: Devendranadh A Age: 38.
Hi All. I am 29 yr old male, facing male pattern baldness. Also I feel my hair follicles are week. I had good hair some years back but after using helmet I feel baldness has started. My food pattern has been good and healthy. Kindly help me by suggesting remedies to control hair loss and then hair gain later. Await for your support. Thank you.
I had unprotected sex. After that periods wasn't proper. Like for first day less bleeding. Second day no bleeding. Third and fourth and fifth day full bleeding. After a week I took the test at morning 11 o'clock which was negative. All this was in March. In March I dint have any sex. So April periods flow was ok. Blood was proper dark red. Had few clots also. And on expected date and for five days. Any signs of pregnancy?? Shall I take the test again?
Sir, I am 24 years old. My body weight is only 48 kgs so my external beauty is very Ugly because very slim body and skeleton face. Please help me to gain weight. I am eating plenty of food but I can't gain my weight. Please help me.
One female is 4.10 feet in height with 40 kg weight what should do to gain weight with good body shape also.
I had sex using condom 10 days ago and I started facing heavy constipation and bloating. And yesterday was my date of periods but I didn't hav my periods yet. I didn't get my periods today also. Y is it so? Does it mean I'm pregnant.
I am 22 years old boy . I have 2 problems. 1st - my scrotum area itches suddenly , its not periodic but it happens any time any day. I wash my scrotum area regularly also I shave it so there is not much pubic hairs in this area. 2nd - especially after driving for more than 45 mins my area near anus burns . I wash my anus regularly. please provide solution for both problems.
Between my toes there is itching tht too the middle toe of mine its itching too much and the skin is also removed so wht I have to do for this.
Increasing your water intake is one of the most important things you can do when attempting to cleanse your body naturally.
- you should aim to drink at least 8 glasses or 2 quarts of water throughout the day.
You can increase your intake of water by drinking a glass first thing in the morning and with every snack or meal throughout the day.
- you can also eat fruit and veg with a high water content, such as watermelon, strawberries, cucumber and tomatoes.
- water flushes toxins and impurities out of your system by helping both the kidneys and the bowel to maintain their normal functions - eliminating waste.
- water also does a great job of keeping the skin looking healthy and young, preventing wrinkles and clearing the complexion.
- water stored in copper vessels or bottles is purified and cleansed because of copper's anti-bacterial properties.
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