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General Child Growth Difficulties

General growing difficulties are an issue that affects many children all across the world.

These issues can occur as a result of an underlying illness or it could have something to do with the child’s genetics as well.

Familial Short Stature

One common issue when it comes to growth is called familial short stature.

This is a shortness that a child will often have inherited from family members.

The short stature is something that will often be recognized when regular  checks are conducted.

Every child has their height, weight, etc. measured when visiting a doctor’s office. A child with this condition will often grow at a slower rate and stay the same height or size for extended periods of time.

Constitutional Growth Delay

This condition is another one amongst those of general growing difficulties.

This type of growth issue is realized when an adolescent takes longer than most to hit puberty.

However, children that have this issue are typically growing at the rate that they should be growing for their age.

Systemic Diseases

There are some systemic diseases which cause issues of a person growing properly the way they should.

Some of these diseases include:

  • Diabetes
  • Lung Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Digestive Tract disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Severe Stress
  • Malnutrition

Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome is a disease causes a person’s hormones to whack.

The thyroid hormone is not functioning correctly for the bones to grow at a normal rate.

There are several different issues that can cause Cushing’s disease, and all of which fit under the category of general growing difficulties.

Things which prevent growth

In a nutshell below are some more things that would prevent a child from growing properly.

  • Emotional Health
  • Infections
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Chronic Disease
  • Endocrine Disorder



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