Dwarfism is a short-stature disorder. This is characterized as an adult height of 4 foot 10 inches or less by the advocacy groups Little People of the World Organization (LPOTW) and Little People of America (LPA), as a consequence of a medical or genetic disorder. Dwarfism has two major categories — disproportionate and proportionate. Disproportionate dwarfism is characterized by a body of medium height with shorter arms and legs or a compressed neck with longer extremities. The body parts are in proportional dwarfism but shortened. Achondroplasia happens in around one out of 26,000 to 40,000 babies and is noticeable at birth. The most prevalent cause of dwarfism accounting for 70 percent of cases. Diastral dysplasia is in about one in 100,000 births there occurs a rare form of dwarfism. Conditions underlying dwarfism can also induce certain health issues. Some are treatable. Regular inspections are important throughout your life.  

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