Low growth refers to children showing heights
in the range of -2 standard deviation or below 3
the average height of children in the same age and same gender.
- Definition of Low Growth
Low growth refers to children showing heights in the range of -2 standard deviation or below 3% the average height of children in the same age and same gender. In other words, we can say 3 children in the front of the row of 100 children in the order of height are short in height.
- Consultation and Diagnosis Targets
Child shorter than classmates by 10cm or more
Child who grows by less than 4 - 5cm a year
Child under 3% of average height
Child who is shortest or second shortest in class every year
Child whose parents are short
Child who grows shorter than parents
Child whose height is average but puberty came at early age
Child who grows slowly but feels tired and has poor motor ability
Child who does not gain weight despite a good diet
- Growth Exercise Prescription
After evaluating and assessing the body alignment, balance, endurance, flexibility and the range of motor ability of a child, the growth exercise program suitable for the child is performed.
Small and large equipment are used to draw the interest and active participation of children to improve physical motor ability and promote growth through continuous exercise in everyday life.
- Improvement of Nutrition and Diet
Sufficient supply of carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals is required for growth.
Strict observation and confirmation are required to ensure balanced and full nutritional supply to children with monophagia. Administrative supply of nutrition includes Vitamin D injection and placenta injection.
- Effect of Growth Hormone
The growth hormone is especially effective in cases with obesity, younger ages, younger bone ages (6 - 12),
lower growth factor before treatment and slow growth rate before treatment.