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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: michelle | 2004/11/19

Q.

hypochondroplasia

My 10yr old son has been diagnosed with hypochondroplasia, which is a mild form of anochondroplasia. The doctor wants to put him on growth hormone, which i'm not happy about, i have read too many horific side effects.Is there any kind of natural growth hormones i can try rather, or special kinds of foods i can make up to stimulate this growth.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

A child with hypochondroplasia should be referred to a child endocrine unit at an academic hospital. I am not aware that the value of growth hormone or any other growth promotors are established, but it would be best to get the advice of an expert in this field.

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