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Pediatric Endocrinology Associates

             

There is a wide range of "normal" growth for children, and there are several growth disorders that can affect the way children grow and develop.

 

If your child needs to be evaluated upon concerns of a growth problem, call or text our office at (915) 642-9444 for an appointment or you can use our secure online appointment request form.

 

 

Growth

In the endocrine clinic we take care of

Growth Hormone Deficiency:

The pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain, produces growth hormone. If the gland does not produce enough of this hormone, a child's growth will be slower than normaL

 

Small for Gestational Age:  

Most children who are born small eventually catch up in their growth. In fact, approximately 90% of kids born small will do so by the time they are 3 years old. The remaining 10% may benefit from growth hormone therapy.

 

Idiopathic Short Stature (ISS):

is defined as falling at or below the L2 percentile on the growth curve. These children may benefit from growth hormone therapy or other treatments.

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