Growth monitoring in children

Written by: Dr. Jordi Bosch Muñoz
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Growth is a fundamental aspect of child development. For this reason, one of the important tasks of the pediatrician is to bring accurate monitoring of the physical changes that occur from birth until it reaches the final adult height.


Growth monitoring of children

Normally the process of monitoring the growth is very consistent patterns that can be controlled by applying the appropriate measures in child growth charts. It is essential to use the latest tables to get good conclusions.

Currently pediatricians have computer programs that provide much information about what the final size of the child, which facilitates the choice of the most appropriate treatment. When a child out for a delay in growth is necessary, even in the very first years of life, start monitoring and practicing medical studies that can be performed by the pediatrician to know and rule the different factors that could be behind the growth retardation.


Growth hormones in children

In case of detection of a hormonal problem, we must refer urgently, the pediatric endocrinologist. Then, through new analytical tests, you can accurately diagnose deficiencies that lead the child to initiate specific treatment with growth hormone.

This applies hormone therapy in patients who meet very specific criteria. It is a well-tolerated treatment without side effects, and if the prescription is correct and the application also gets very good results.

In some cases, private treatment, controlled by specialist, to increase the height of a patient who needs to win a few centimeters to reach an adult height that falls within the values ​​that society accepts can be performed.

require special vigilance babies born underweight or appropriate size, called Small for gestational age can already be detected at the time of birth. Today it is known that about 15% do not recover their own measures of age, and this would be one of the new guidelines to start treatment with growth hormone from the four years.

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By Dr. Jordi Bosch Muñoz

Reference in Pediatrics, Dr. Bosch Muñoz is a specialist in child endocrinology. Since 1994, he is the Head of the Pediatrics Hospital Arnau de Vilanova in Lleida. He is an Associate Professor and coordinator of the Department of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lleida. Dr. Bosch Muñoz has extensive experience in the control and monitoring of healthy child. He is an expert in growth hormone, frenación of puberty, insulin infusion pump and continuous glucose monitoring. He is the author of numerous publications at national and international level and member of various medical societies.

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