Treatment for Patients with Disorders of Growth - Short Stature, Tall Stature, Chromosomal and Genetic Disorders
Every cell in the human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, with one set of 23 inherited from each parent. Each chromosome is made up of an estimated 2,000 genes, which equates to a total of 50,000 genes in each cell. These genes produce all the proteins in the body, which promote development and growth, and carry out the body’s functions.
When one or more of these genes or chromosomes are missing or mutated, or if extra chromosomes are present, genetic disorders can occur. When a child is born with an inherited disorder, the first thing most parents ask is if it was preventable. Chromosomal and genetic disorders are among the most complex in all of medicine. Although much progress has been made in uncovering the exact cause and developing efficacious treatments for these disorders, they cannot be prevented.
We are dedicated to helping your child live as healthy a life as possible, utilising advanced treatments for a wide array of genetic disorders. Below are some of the conditions we treat at Health City Cayman Islands: