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Growth disorders

Growth disorders are disorders that can cause abnormally fast or slow growth. They can be caused by genes, hormones, or environmental factors like nutrition. Learn more about common growth disorders here.


Acromegaly causes parts of the body to grow larger and mostly affects middle-aged people. Find out about symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.


Dwarfism refers to people of short stature. Most people with dwarfism lead relatively long and healthy lives. Find out more about dwarfism here.


Gigantism is a rare condition that causes children to grow abnormally fast and tall. It can be treated, but there may still be symptoms.

Turner syndrome

Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects some females due to a missing or partially missing X chromosome.

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