Short Stature can be due to hormonal changes.
Short stature is likely one of the most common complaints that brings a child to a pediatric endocrinologist. Usually this is from parental choice or from a pediatrician or family physician. Normal growth is generally an indication of a child's health. Short stature can be the indication of an endocrine abnormality, but may also herald the onset of non-endocrine systemic diseases or malnutrition. The goal of Houston Thyroid and Endocrine Specialists pediatric endocrinology evaluation is to diagnose hormonal causes and also to rule out other chronic conditions. The initial history and physical will help guide in the diagnostic process. It is especially important to determine if there is a nutritional condition involved.