Growth is a significant aspect of your child’s life, from measuring height with pencil ticks on the wall to replacing outgrown apparel with a shopping excursion. Growth refers to the physical and cognitive milestones that the majority of children attain at specific ages.
From the age of three until the onset of puberty, a child should grow at least two inches per year. If your child seems to be growing too slowly or too quickly, he or she should be evaluated.
Many abnormalities of the endocrine system, including:
- Insufficient levels of growth hormone
- Hypothyroidism — insufficient thyroid hormone production by the thyroid gland
- Hyperthyroidism – overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland
- Excess cortisol production
- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia – an excess of the androgen hormone
- Turner syndrome is a chromosomal disorder affecting females.
- Precocious puberty – the onset of puberty prematurely
- Delayed puberty entails a late onset of puberty.
Our staff does a complete evaluation of each child by conducting a physical checkup and analyzing the child’s growth trend over time. To comprehend bone growth, blood tests, and a hand X-ray are frequently essential. We also consider patterns of family expansion. If necessary, we will propose the medication required to replenish a deficient hormone or reduce excessive hormone levels.