Growth Problems

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Child Growth Foundation

Supports children and adults and their families who are affected by a growth disorder. They also fund research into growth related conditions.

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Restricted Growth Association

Provides information and support to improve the quality of life for persons of restricted growth.

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Achondroplasisa UK

Help and Information about the condition called Achondroplasisa (the most common form of short limb dwarfism), with in-depth information, pictures of people with the condition and an open forum and a chat room.

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Turner Syndrome Support Society

Aims to offer support, social contact, advice and information on all aspects of Turner Syndrome to women and girls with TS and their families.

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Tall Persons Club GB & Ireland

The Club aims to provide information for and to promote the interests of those taller than average. These aims include the practical, medical, psychological and social aspects of being taller than average.

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Human growth hormone (somatropin) for the treatment of growth failure in children

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Medicine Guide for Growth Problems in Children

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Medicine Guide for Growth hormone deficiency

Provides detailed information about the drugs available to treat this condition. Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines, conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Long Tall Sally

Supplier of affordable clothes, proportioned to fit all tall women. Clothes for all occasions, including maternity wear. Online purchase facility.

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High and Mighty

Sells clothing specially designed for tall and/or big men.

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Restricted growth

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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