Is Your Child Growing Properly? Find Out!
There are hundreds of medical conditions that can affect a child’s growth. If you or your child has been diagnosed with a growth disorder, this is the perfect place to start. Read about different disorders and their treatment.
Is Your Child Growing
If you suspect your child is not growing properly, you have come to the right place. Physical growth failure is often the first sign of an underlying medical condition. Read about how to properly measure your child.
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MAGIC Foundation for Children's Growth
MAGIC Foundation is the global leader in endocrine health, advocacy, education, support, and events. Children fail to grow for a variety of reasons. Hormones, genetics, sleep, nutrition, general health and exercise are all factors for normal growth. If you suspect that your child is not growing normally, you are in the right place! If your child is failing to grow, or growing too quickly, because of an unknown and developing medical problem it could mean that serious (non-visible) things are going on inside the body. Height (too much or too little for their age) is nature's early warning signal- a visual alarm for parents and physicians. If you are told that your child is short because there are "short people in the family," it is important to note that there are certain genes that are responsible for growth failure. Some children are affected much greater than their parents. So it is important to know that this issue may be treatable before it is too late. As parents of affected kids ourselves (and yes some of us are short adults) we tell worried parents- the primary indicator as to if your child needs to be seen by a medical professional is how much he or she is growing each year!
Growth Problems are Often Treatable if Caught in Time
Many conditions which interfere with children's growth are treatable. Children with a wide range of growth deficiencies (such as Growth Hormone Deficiency, Turner Syndrome, Russell-Silver Syndrome, Intrauterine Growth Retardation - Small for Gestational Age just to name a few) have had wonderful outcomes thanks to hormone replacement therapy and other medical advancements.
Trust Your Instincts!
Parents know their child better than anyone else in the world. Trust your instincts, be your child's strongest advocate. MAGIC is a global group of families who have banded together to help other parents. You are not alone! If you have a diagnosis, click the "Growth Disorders" box above to search for your child's condition.
Researching information about a potential or newly diagnosed medical problem such as Growth Hormone Deficiency, Insulin-like Growth Factor Deficiency, Turner Syndrome, Panhypopituitarism, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia etc. is always scary. It is compounded when we are searching for information about our own children.
Goals of the foundation include:
Help you learn about children's growth
Provide support to those searching for answers about their undiagnosed child
Provide information regarding Russell-Silver Syndrome, Small-for Gestational age babies,IGF-1, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, Thyroid and all other growth related disorders.
Providing accurate medical information regarding Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency, Panhypopituitarism and Cushing Syndrome
Offering a list of physicians who are knowledgeable and non-judgemental
Securing resources and online avenues of support.
Please remember when contacting us, we are not medical professionals. We are parents of affected children. We will try to match you with the parent whose child most closely resembles you/your questions. We can help you understand what we have learned from our child's experience or from conversations with physicians and other families. Always consult a medical professional for specific medical information. Children have a short time to grow and a lifetime to live with the results. Call us today- Ph: (708) 383-0808.
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