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Growth is an important indicator of health

Your child’s growth is more than just a pencil mark on a door frame. It’s a key indicator of their overall health and development. That’s why it’s important to know your child’s growth rate at every age. A slowing of growth or trending below the normal range could be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as growth hormone deficiency.

1 in 3,480 children in the United States is affected by growth hormone deficiency.

Most children who experience delays in growth are healthy. But for a small number of children, certain diseases, medical conditions, and even rare genetic disorders may also slow or stop a child’s growth. In these instances, a child may require medication to help them grow. Below is an overview of the causes.

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