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Child height predictor based on parents and grandparents?

Child height predictor based on parents and grandparents?

Simple measures: Expected height from parent stature is equal to the average parent height (m+d/2) + 2.5 inches for males, -2.5 in for girls.Grandparent height is not used but may point to variations in accuracy of the method. This is only a basic predicted height. Some very tall or very short people come from normal sized parents, & a life's medical & nutritional issues can slow the growth of anyone. ...Read more

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Is the height of a child affected by gymnastics ??

Is the height of a child affected by gymnastics ??

Maybe: Possibly if your child is training too hard. At the Olympic level, training is such that these girls have delayed puberty, very low body fat and reduced puberty hormones which reduce growth, bone mass and possibly final adult height. However, limited research has yet to establish a cause- effect relationship between the two. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3751410/ Endo docs? ...Read more

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What is the suitable height for a child that age 11?

What is the suitable height for a child that age 11?

About 145 cm: The suitable height for 11 years old female is between 145 cm (58 inches) to 155 cm. ,this height will show that the child is growing well in height .But the height varies in different ethnic groups and also depends on nutrition and health status . ...Read more

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How can a child's diet in america affect height growth?

How can a child's diet in america affect height growth?

Standard American: The standard anerican diet spells "sad". It is laced with "junk" and this can indeed affect growth and development. I have seen adopted kids from foreign shores who require vitamin therapy to become normal in growth and development. Decent diet is expensive but so is "junk". ...Read more

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Is there a website to find the normal weight for each child's height?

Is there a website to find the normal weight for each child's height?

CDC website: A great source for growth charts is the centers for disease control and prevention website. It has lots of different charts dealing with the growth of children. The site can be found here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/clinical_charts.Htm. ...Read more

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If my child gets puberty at age 9, does it interfere with growth in height?

If my child gets puberty at age 9, does it interfere with growth in height?

Early puberty: During puberty, there is a growth spurt, but then growth stops after the spurt. If your child begins puberty at age 9, (s)he will be tall among his/her peers, initially, but then will stop growing, so adult height will likely be short. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for add that does not affect a child's height and weight growth?

Is there any medication for add that does not affect a child's height and weight growth?

Long-term effects: Of stimulants on growth have been studied. With methylphenidate products, a 1/2" & 1/2 lb. & with amphetamines, 1" & 1lb difference from projected ht. & wt. Were seen. Suppressed appetite may occur early on, with the lowest point ~ 3rd mo. Of treatment. I follow bmi instead of ht & wt. The heaviest kids lose the most weight. 5th-85th%ile is normal, 25th-75th%ile is average., 85th-95th% overweight. ...Read more

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I m 19 years old olmost 20 but i m very thin look like a small child and the main thing is my height is only 5'5 which is very shortr so please help me?

I m 19 years old olmost 20 but i m very thin look like a small child and the main thing is my height is only 5'5 which is very shortr so please help me?

Height percentile: Unfortunately most young men stop growing around age 17 to 18. It is unlikely that you will grow more given that you are almost 20. Growth hormone shots need to be given when the patient is less than 11 or 12 years old (in boys - earlier for girls). After age 14 to 15 growth hormone shots usually will not help increase adult height. ...Read more