Growth Disorders

Acromegaly Diagnosis
Blood Tests to Diagnose Acromegaly
To diagnose acromegaly (a growth hormone disorder), the doctor will probably do 3 things: look for physical changes, test your growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 levels, and check for a tumor using imaging tests.
Acromegaly Causes
Pituitary Tumors Usually Cause Acromegaly
Acromegaly, a growth hormone disorder, is always caused by a benign (non-cancerous) tumor, usually one on the pituitary gland. These tumors are also called adenomas, and they cause the body to produce too much growth hormone.
Turner Syndrome Overview
A Condition that Affects Girls' Growth and Development
Turner syndrome is caused by the complete or partial lack of one of the female sex chromosomes. This results in a range of complications, including stunted growth and development, an increased risk of heart and kidney problems, and infertility.
Growth Hormone for Turner Syndrome
A Treatment to Help Girls Gain Height
Human growth hormone is a standard part of treatment for Turner syndrome. The primary purpose of growth hormone is to regain height in girls with Turner syndrome. Girls who do not receive growth hormone are typically about 8 inches shorter than they shoul
Turner Syndrome Complications
Regular Screenings Help Manage Possible Problems
Turner syndrome interferes with proper growth and development, and complications arise because of this. Article describes conditions commonly associated with Turner syndrome, such as heart and kidney defects, hypothyroidism, and ear problems.
Turner Syndrome Diagnosis
A Karyotype Test Determines Chromosome Count
Most girls with Turner syndrome are diagnosed shortly after birth or in early childhood. But you can be diagnosed with TS at any age. Whatever the age, the test used to diagnose Turner syndrome is the same, and it is known as a karyotype.
Estrogen Replacement Therapy for Turner Syndrome
Hormones for Healthy Female Sex Development
Estrogen replacement therapy is a standard treatment for Turner syndrome. The purpose of estrogen therapy is two-fold—to prompt the body into beginning puberty and to maintain healthy sexual development and functioning throughout adulthood.
Fertility Treatments for Turner Syndrome
Options for Motherhood When You Have TS
It's rare for a woman with Turner syndrome (TS) to naturally conceive a child. Fortunately, there are many options available to help a woman with TS have a baby. Adoption and fertility treatments are available to help women with TS.
The Cause of Turner Syndrome
A Chromosomal Defect Causes this Condition
Turner syndrome is caused by a defect of the second female sex chromosome.
Turner Syndrome Symptoms
The Most Common Characteristics of TS
Some of the most common characteristics of Turner syndrome are short height, a webbed nck, and undeveloped sex features. Article includes common signs of Turner syndrome.
Turner Syndrome Glossary
Terms to Know about this Growth Disorder
This article includes important terms and definitions associated with Turner syndrome to help you better understand this growth disorder.
Turner Syndrome FAQ: Part 2
Answers to Your Most Common Questions
Part 2 of Turner syndrome's FAQ. Learn fast facts and get answers to your most common questions.
Turner Syndrome FAQ: Part 1
Answers to Your Most Common Questions
Get quick answers to the most common questions about Turner syndrome. Includes links to in-depth articles so that you can get more information.
Turner Syndrome Facts and Tips
This article includes a quick list of facts and tips about Turner syndrome-- from what it is to how it's treated. It is an easy-to-read resource as you learn about and live with this condition.