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What, besides a hgh deficiency, causes short stature?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Several.: Heredity, hypothyroidism, zinc deficiency, and poor nutrtion in general.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Short stature: A myriad of other things including problems with any major organ system like heart or kidney disease, genetic syndromes, gastrointestinal disorders, cystic fibrosis, rheumatologist disorders, thyroid disease, malnutrition, cushings, some medications.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Familial: There are many other causes- such as Normal variant: Familial short stature, constitutional short stature. Psychosocial deprivation short stature syndrome. Intrauterine growth restriction: Malnutrition: ... Chronic diseases like crohns and colitis Skeletal dysplasias and genetic conditions with chromosomal abnormalities such as turners syndrome etc

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What, besides a HGH deficiency, causes short stature?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Several.: Heredity, hypothyroidism, zinc deficiency, and poor nutrtion in general.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What, besides an HGH deficiency, could lead you to have short stature?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Genetics: Genetics determine adult height. There is also constitutional delay in which a person grows late in puberty. Hgh is the treatable cause of short stature.

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