Growth Hormone: Use and Abuse

GH is made by the pituitary glad, located at the base of the brain. GH helps children grow taller (also called linear growth), increases muscle mass, and decrease body fat. In both children and adults GH helps control the body’s metabolism – the process by which cells change food into energy and make other substances […]

Growth in Children

Is your child growing alright? Growth problems are very common but frequently missed. Schools, playgroups etc are unaware of the problems of dealing with very short child and your child may experience practical problems like unable to reach the peg or desk or sit on toilet. As they grow older they develop psychological problems of […]

FAQ – Paediatric Endocrinology

What are causes for short stature? Most common cause for short stature is nutritional deficiency. Other causes are genetic or familial short stature, constitutional short stature or late bloomer, chronic diseases and hormonal deficiency. Among hormonal deficiencies they are thyroid and growth hormone (GH) deficiency. Rare causes are Turner syndrome, growth retardation inside mother’s tummy […]