Short stature, growth failure, delayed growth, growth hormone, height measurement, and what not. Here are some FAQs on childhood growth and height issues.
Growth delays happen when your child does not grow at the normal rate for his or her age. Delayed growth may be noticed by a parent or during an examination at the doctor’s office.
The term short stature describes height that is significantly below the average height for a person's age, sex, racial group, or family. Growth failure is often confused with short stature.
Growth hormone is transported in the blood all over the body to help with its many, complex functions, the most important of which, in childhood, is growth.
Some children may be abnormally tall for their age from an early, rapid development of puberty or from an excess production of the growth hormone by the pituitary gland. These and other more rare conditions can stimulate growth, particularly of th...
Apart from food shortage, other factors like poor sanitation and contaminated drinking water also cause malnutrition, leading to stunted growth among children.
As parents, we all want our kids to grow up to be tall adults. In today’s world, many kids are much taller than what their parents were during their childhood. However, there is a small percentage of kids who are not as tall as their peers.
A young child should grow and gain weight rapidly. From birth to age 2, children should be weighed regularly to assess growth. If regular weighing shows that the child is not gaining weight, or the parents or other caregivers see the child is not ...