For the millions of parents concerned about their child’s height, there is now an authoritative resource of comprehensive information to reassure and guide them in seeking help. This groundbreaking book by two of America’s leading pediatric endocrinologists offers reliable guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of growth disorders, from helping parents determine whether their child’s height is normal to understanding when it’s necessary to seek the advice of a specialist. Parents will also learn about:
The role of genetics, nutrition, and hormones in their child’s growth The social and psychological impact of short stature Methods for estimating the height a child will be as an adult Important topics of concern to discuss with their child’s doctors Medical conditions that cause short stature
The most up-to-date research on treatment, including the controversial use of growth hormone-so you and your physician can decide what’s right for your child.