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 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)
- 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.