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Achondroplasia Dwarfism Disease

What Are the Symptoms?

The most common symptom of achondroplasia is short stature. Other common symptoms include an average-size trunk, short arms and legs, and an enlarged head.

Treatment Options

Treatment for achondroplastic dwarfism involves preventing or treating the signs, symptoms, or health conditions that occur as a result of the disease. Health problems commonly associated with achondroplasia include:
  • Reduced muscle strength
  • Recurring ear infections
  • Breathing disorders (apnea)
  • Obesity
  • Crowded teeth.

Is There a Cure?

Although a cure for achondroplasia dwarfism does not exist, there are treatment options available to help treat the health conditions associated with this disease.

Achondroplasia Dwarfism Disease

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