One out of every 2,000 girls and boys has achondroplasia, condition because of genetic disorder Which causes 90 percent of disproportionately short stature.
Being a genetic condition, most are born to parents of average stature, although in rare cases it can be hereditary.
“There is no information about this, it is important that both specialist doctors have more information about the situation even at the time of prenatal care, because it can be seen that the development is not adequate,” commented Ana Torres. Of. Platform for digital activism.
He stressed that it is necessary to provide more information and support to health institutions to encourage and find solutions to improve this situation; as well as to avoid bullying between peers as well as people in schools small size.
There is no pharmacological treatment to improve the condition, depending on the case, some have the possibility of having surgery to produce stretching, but this is not suitable for all people.
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“The treatments, studies, echoes and operations needed from the moment of birth are expensive” Torres, highlighted the attention and care that should be included in public hospital centers.
There are various support groups and associations like Great Little People Foundation Made up of parents of girls and boys, whose purpose is to find out the situation and solicit support from the government for their treatment, as well as to attend schools.
More than 11 thousand people are born with achondroplasia in Mexico