By: Olivia Diaz
- 1 in every 25,000 people are affected by Dwarfism
- Once a baby is born, you can tell almost instantly if they are affected by achondroplasia
- Short stature
- Short arms, legs, and fingers
- Limited mobility at the elbows
- A disproportionate large head
- An adult height of around 4 feet
Famous people with Dwarfism:
Treatments and Diagnosis
There is no specific treatment for those affected by achondroplasia, but people will receive treatments like nutritional changes, hormone replacement therapy, and other medications that help to increase growth.
Dwarfism is used to describe many disorders that lead to having short stature in a person. This means that not everyone with a form of dwarfism will have the same treatments. The ethical implications of Dwarfism is that no matter what, having this disorder will not limit their time on this earth because the medicine will help them to live happy and healthy lives.