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Doctor insights on: Factors Affecting Growth And Development In Children

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Which factors hampers breast development in a female during puberty?

Which factors hampers breast development in a female during puberty?

The basics: Both males and females have breast tissue but the differentiation comes in how your genes interact with the hormones you produce. Whether you end up with watermelons or a raison on a pancake is determined by the interplay between these factors. There is usually at least some difference in the two, some more than others. Breast tissue with low sensitivity to hormones will grow less. ...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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In what way is growth and development measured in children?

In what way is growth and development measured in children?

By well-established : Norms for each parameter - length till 2, then height, weight, bmi ; head circumference ; specific body parts - on a standard distribution curve from 5th-95th%ile. Norms also exist for the age range of milestones in all developmental streams for infants ; children too young for standardized testing of iq, processing ; achievement. See healthychildren.Org ; firstsigns.Org. ...Read more

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Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Can caffeine in breast milk affect intellectual development of the infant?

Possibly: Small amounts of caffeine taken in the morning are probably not harmful. But if a baby does not get adequate sleep due to excessive caffeine in the breast milk, the lack of sleep can certainly affect their intellectual development. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks

Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks

No: Most central precocious puberty in girls are benign and not related to adult illness or metabolism . Most central precocious puberty in boys are due to brain tumor, and need to be treated . ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are chemicals in our food affecting children's growth and development?

Can you tell me, are chemicals in our food affecting children's growth and development?

Think for yourself: Today's children are taller and healthier than ever before. Evidence that poorly-defined, poorly-understood entities like autism and add respond to limited diet is interesting but remains anecdotal. But go to an old graveyard and see how many people used to die in childhood. What's actually putting children in danger is obesity, lack of exercise, and lack of good parenting. ...Read more

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Can masturbation/ejaculation in puberty cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting final height of male?

Can masturbation/ejaculation in puberty cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting final height of male?

No: There is no evidence in the literature which supports this. If it were true most males would be short. If you are concerned about your height, explore other possibilities. ...Read more

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Could the lack of nutrients stunt the cell growth in a child?

Could the lack of nutrients stunt the cell growth in a child?

Yes: Malnutrition is the primary cause of failure to thrive.The impact varies directly with the degree of undernutrition. ...Read more

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Can vegetarianism affect the development of teeth?

Can vegetarianism affect the development of teeth?

Teeth need Nutrition: Tooth development require complete nutrition. Calcium and other minerals as well as vitamins, especially c and b complex, for proper development. Children should not be on strict vegan vegetarianism in my opinion. ...Read more

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Which factors affect the risk of bone fracture in older women?

Which factors affect the risk of bone fracture in older women?

Many factors: The important factors are osteoporosis, lack of activity and other health problems she may have. ...Read more