About the problem of pituitary nangen can speak quite a lot and long. We decided to publish the opinion of an authoritative person - Professor, the main children's endocrinologist Roszdrava RF Petersburg in.BUT.
- How many children with pituitary nanice comes to you for help?
- Now in Russia there are about three thousand children suffering from pituitary tissue. These children cannot achieve the usual average growth of an adult, they are committed to staying small.
Such a disease occurs with a frequency of one person for 10 thousand population. The worst thing is that even in Moscow and the Moscow region there are children who for the first time come with this disease to the reception to the doctor already in 14–15 years.
- How much is normal growth?
- Today, almost everyone who has been diagnosed, have the opportunity to get the necessary medicine for free. The most common and perfectly proven drugs of growth hormone – This is Genotropin and Norditropin.
In solving this problem, the doctors are very helpful to the Association. After all, each purchase of the drug of growth hormone, be it federal, district or urban level is related to the initiative of doctors and parents. Unfortunately, the budgets for medicine have small, so for each delivery you have to literally fight. I'm not talking about those patients who are now 30 years old and more, they can no longer grow, but they also need a supporting dose of hormone. The fact is that with such diseases in 80% of cases there is a shortage of other pituitary hormones. These people need a comprehensive treatment, and those who receive it can live almost a full life: to work, learn, start families, children...
People with a diagnosis «pituitary nanism» Growth zones tend to close later than in healthy people. Therefore, there is a chance that the 30-year-old patient will grow at least a bit. And for a person whose height does not pump up to one and a half meters, each centimeter is important.
Unfortunately, there are children with which modern medicine is not able to help: this is when the growth hormone is produced, but no receptors that should respond to this hormone. It is then especially important psychological support for both patients themselves and their relatives.
When our patients are growing up, all psychological problems go to the past.