Growth disorders and short stature are extremely stressful for those affected. Short stature is defined as a height below the so-called 10th percentile. It is important to check if there is a stagnation of growth.
Possible causes of growth disorders:
It is also important to measure the bone age using x-rays. This can best be detected and measured on the left hand.
A genetically engineered human growth hormone is available as a therapy. When taken, it leads to normal body size. IGF-1 can now also be prescribed as a therapy.