When we suspect a pathological cause or endocrine abnormality, blood can be drawn to assist in the diagnosis. The content of blood drawn may include albumin, liver and kidney function, blood cells (such as anemia), ions (such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc), growth hormone factor or sex hormone index...etc. Dr. Jinger wants to re-emphasize the importance of tracking. Regular tracking can correct factors that are unfavorable to growth in advance, so that the height can go in the direction we want. On the contrary, if you don't pay special attention for a long time, you have wasted some time to grow taller before puberty, and you didn't take the last chance during puberty, it would be a pity! Tips The record of height and weight is very important. It is recommended to measure it every six months and mark it on the growth chart. Be sure to follow up regularly!
Be sure to follow up regularly! Be sure to follow up regularly! Very important so I have to say it 3 times! When should I see an endocrinologist? Too short compared to others: Height percentile below three percentiles for children of the same age Too slow compared to yourself: grow less than 4 cm in height every year Growth curve off-track: short-term popular database drop in height development across two major percentiles or sudden rise Bone age can help us understand how much time we have left to grow taller Bone age is not equal to the actual age, you have to take an X-ray to know. When the bone age is 16 for boys and 14 for girls, the growth plate is almost closed. This article is published with the authorization of Q8, and the original text is published here Further reading
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