A person’s height, or the length of his body, is measured from the top of the head to feet level. The stature is considered short when a person is considerably below average for people of the same age, gender and race. This term is often used to describe children and teenagers whose stature is much shorter than the average height of their peers. The book Grow Taller Strategy by Ben Richards presents a truly unique method that allows everyone who wants it to increase height naturally. I recommend this book to all the readers of my website who worry about not being tall enough. Short stature that has no medical cause can result from the following conditions:
Constitutional growth delay.
Children are short for their age, but they grow at normal speed. Quite often, such kids have delayed puberty. These children continue to grow even after most of their peers stop growing. Most of the time, they reach adult height gradually, like their parents did.
One or both parents are not tall enough. Short statured but healthy parents can have a healthy kid of normal height. Short children must grow as high as one of their parents. Short stature can be a symptom of a number of diseases, including, for instance:
- Bone and skeletal disorders – such as rickets;
- Chronic illnesses – such as congenital heart diseases, kidney diseases, asthma, inflammatory bowel diseases, hypothyroidism and diabetes;
- Genetic conditions – such as Down syndrome;
- Growth hormone deficiency;
- Prenatal fetus infections;
This list does not comprise all possible causes of short stature. All children must undergo growth and development monitoring regularly.