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Doctor insights on: Factors Affecting Child Growth And Development

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What factors influence child growth and development?

What factors influence child growth and development?

Genetic, epigenetic,: biological & environmental factors interact to determine developmental trajectory. Translational research, the study of how the latter 2 factors trigger physical & behavioral expression of both normal & altered genes, may reveal ways to modify pre- & post-natal environmental & physical factors for all babies' optimal development, as whole genome testing will soon be affordable for clinical use. ...Read more

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What factors affect human growth and development?

What factors affect human growth and development?

Genetics + environ-: ment, including prenatal environment. The ongoing interaction of an infant, toddler, child or teen with his or her environment, e.g., parents, family. & community, determines his or her developmental trajectory. This transactional theory of development removes the question of nature vs. nurture. ...Read more

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What roles do heredity and nutrition have on infant growth and development?

What roles do heredity and nutrition have on infant growth and development?

Heredity: determines growth and can be a large factor in developmental potential. Nutrition, adequate sleep, and early stimulation allow that potential to be realized. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics affect the growth and development of a child?

Can antibiotics affect the growth and development of a child?

Sometimes: Unfortunately antibiotic abuse is all too common. You need to be sure that the use of an antibiotic is absolutely necessary.They can lead to bowel yeast infection that can influence the overall health of the child. ...Read more

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How does nature affect a child's growth and development?

How does nature affect a child's growth and development?

Nature vs nurture: A child's growth and development begins at birth. Nature dictates stages and changes in development in physical, social, behavioral, and emotional areas. Gross motor skills precede fine motor skills (e.g.crawling before walking), isolated play precedes co active and cooperative play, babbling precedes word formation, and self-focus precedes recognition of others opinions all leading to adulthood. ...Read more

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What factors may affect a preschooler's emotional development?

What factors may affect a preschooler's emotional development?

Emotions: The love, understanding, attentiveness and empathy they receive is crucial to a young child's development. You may benefit from reading my blog, "the psychology of goodness" on the soundmindz.Org website which describes how early emotional development influences us in one direction or the other. Best. ...Read more

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What factors are associated with mental development in children?

What factors are associated with mental development in children?

Many Things!: Factors we know are associated with mental development in children include nutrition ( breast vs bottle feeding) macronutrient and micronutrient intake, genetics certainly play a significant role in cognitive development, social determinants including demographics are involved. Parent factors like level of bonding for infants and overall parenting skills also are significant. Many variables! ...Read more

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What determines emotional and social development in children?

What determines emotional and social development in children?

Child and family: The easy answer is genetics, biology (eg, prematurity, illness) and environment (family and community).Parenting that uses consistent, well-defined rules, rewards and consequences appropropriate for the child's age supports emotional well-being. Parental involvement with interactive play, language, listening, reading and adult-supervised peer interaction supports social development, as well. ...Read more

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Can lifestyle and environment impact the severity and development of genetic diseases?

Can lifestyle and environment impact the severity and development of genetic diseases?

Yes: Many common conditions are determined by a combination of genes and the additional, potentially interactive, effects of environmental factors. Examples would include cardiovascular disorders and age-related macular degeneration. Where the genetic disorder is caused by only a single gene, then the effect of the gene predominates but environmental factors still have a role, eg cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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Why in thalssemia major child will develop stunted growth and delayed in puberty?

Why in thalssemia major child will develop stunted growth and  delayed in puberty?

Poor oxygen/nutrient: Thalessemia major is a genetric disorder which can and typically cause significant /severe anmia. The normal blood is essential to carry oxygen and nutrients to all organs/body tissues. A child with severe anemia will likely experience stunned growth/pubertal development because of pooor oxygen/nutrients needed for propper growth/development. Many have shortened lifespan. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could cerebral palsy affect growth and development?

Could cerebral palsy affect growth and development?

Yes: Because of the wide variation in this process the outcome varies.Cp can be so mile it is unrecognised in a persons lifetime and exists in very subtle findings on a neurological exam. Some is so pronounced, the patient may remain infantile in his/her communication, mobility and self help skills through life. Physical growth tends to vary with the intensity of the disorder. ...Read more

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What factors affects aperson development during prenatal stage?

What  factors affects aperson  development during prenatal stage?

Prenatal development: Take pre-natal vitamins especially folic acid starting 3 months before conception, avoid alcohol avoid smoking decreases oxygen and fetal growth, toxins( avoid) infections so do not eat smoked meats/fish or unpasteurized cheeses, could contain listeria. eat healthy not sugar. http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/prenatal-care.html#c ...Read more

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How can youth autism spectrum disorder relate to growth and development?

How can  youth autism spectrum disorder relate to growth and development?

Everything : ASD has to do with information processing abnormalities that result in differences in how people selfregulate in really all areas, especially in the social and communication relms.The severity is very variable. ...Read more

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What effect does an infant's environment have on his growth and development?

What effect does an infant's environment have on his growth and development?

Transactional theory: of development fits with current knowledge of neurogenetics: a developmental trajectory is determined by the ongoing interaction of an infant with its physical & social environment. Chronic antenatal anxiety/depression can alter fetal brain development as much as postnatal depression alters infant brain development. Adult outcomes differ greatly in infants with enriched vs. adverse environments. ...Read more

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How can growth and development be measured in children?

How can growth and development be measured in children?

Growth/development: Doctors measure a child's height or length (depending on age), head size, and weight at every well visit and plot it on a standardized chart to tack growth. Doctors also have a set of standardized normal tasks and activities that children should be able to do around specific ages (example: sitting up at age 6 months). Check out this site for more info: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment. ...Read more

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What role does mothers hormones, etc play on development of baby health?

What role does mothers hormones, etc play on development of baby health?

Not aware of any: The infant teeth are more a marker of general growth than influence of sex hormones. Differing from things like baby acne or breast enlargement, teeth seem destined to follow their own path. Some have teeth at birth & some not until 15 mo or later.They seem to be done coming in by 3y. ...Read more

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Could obesity has any effect on children height's growth and increse?

Yes: A high percentage of obese children develop medical problems like diabetes early in the adulthood. Parents of obese children should focus on increasing the child's physical activity and limiting access to unhealthy foods. ...Read more

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Is the development of babies with scoliosis impaired?

Is the development of babies with scoliosis impaired?

Possibly: The most common type of scoliosis is known as idiopathic and is the kind usually diagnosed in teenagers. It is more unusual for a baby to have scoliosis. Scoliosis in a baby is often associated with another diagnosis and depending on that diagnosis the child's development may not be normal. Any baby with scoliosis should be evaluated by a specialist in pediatric orthopedics. ...Read more

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What are hox genes and their role in development?

What are hox genes and their role in development?

Hox genes: not enough room here to give good answer. I would go to wikipedia and then if you need more information go yto https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ and search hox genes AND reviews. ...Read more

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Do you enhance your brain development as a child through social development?

A + for learning: If the social interactions are positive and reciprocal ( give-and-take) and the other social partner knows how to recognize what the child has mastered and what he's ready to master, the child is encouraged to learn. Building on experiences enriches a child's learning, so being exposed to new, positive experiences is a plus. ...Read more

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