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Health Problems Associated With Achondroplasia DiseaseHealth problems commonly associated with achondroplasia disease include:
- Breathing disorders (apnea)
- Recurrent ear infections
- Reduced muscle strength
- Crowded teeth.
Adults with achondroplasia usually develop a pronounced and permanent sway of the lower back (lordosis) and bowed legs. Achondroplasia disease can also cause back pain in older individuals, which can cause difficulty with walking.
Treatment for Achondroplasia Disease
There is no cure for achondroplasia. However, there are treatment options that can help with the signs, symptoms, and health conditions that occur as a result of achondroplasia disease.
(Click Achondroplasia Treatments for more information about these treatment options.)