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If a child is born with an insufficient amount of growth hormone, he or she will develop dwarfism. Do you think that such a child should be given supplemental growth hormone? What are the physical and ethical issues involved?
Week 4 Discussion
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I do believe that if any child is born with an insufficient amount of growth hormones, the growth supplement should be given to them before the child being fully developed out of the womb of the mother. Just as they measure and take different tests of the baby to make sure he or she is healthy when they are out of the womb, surely they can also predict the growth hormones and how healthy the child is, for further development to take action. In one article it tells how doctors can do diagnostic tests for the child’s condition making sure their growth is not delayed or having any problems. (N.D., 2017) Physically their bodies can be disproportioned such as using their motor skills on walking and sitting up, arthritis, sleep apnea, numbness in the legs and much more problems depending on their situation. Yes, ethically people in our society do look at them differently because of their looks in their height and they would also need some special custom needs in their car to be able to drive such as fixing the gas pedal and raising the seat of in the car. But morally in all honesty, at the end of the day they are absolutely capable to do almost anything any normal human being are able to do. They are able to get the same education we are getting and go about in life with playing sports, games, doing different activities, and much more. In another article I found online, I read about how dwarfism can grow about through their genes of the family members and now doctors can perform several tests regarding of where it came from and help by giving them hormone injections. (L.N.D, 2017)
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