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Is head size bodily proportional to height?

Is head size bodily proportional to height?

Usually it is so..: Normally, head-size is proportional to height. In pediatric care, head circumference, length (height) and weight measurements are very important part of each well visit. Headsize and height will continue to grow proportionately until shortly after puberty. Once max growth in height is achieved, head size stops even if one continues to grow sideway (unfortuately too much in us). Good luck. ...Read more

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Will my head size increase if i continue to gain weight?

Will my head size increase if i continue to gain weight?

Not after puberty: Your head grows fastest during first 2 yrs of life, then slows down until puberty with growth spurt. Once you're done with growth in height--about 16-17 for girls, and 19-20 for boys, your head will not likely have any significant growth--except maybe for gigantism. You are now 45, your headsize won't change even as you are growing sideway. Keep healthy and ideal body weight. Cosult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a pin head size pink itchy mark on back?

I have a pin head size pink itchy mark on back?

Local ice: If the itchy mark just started, then ice applied to the specific area may help the itching. Did you have an insect bite? Watch closely for worsening. If that happens, then it should be evaluated. Hope that helps. Thanks. ...Read more

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If I get bigger and overweight, will my head size get wider too?

If I get bigger and overweight, will my head size get wider too?

Head size and wt: I am assuming that you are a fully grown adult, your skull size will not increase in size. While there is some skin and minimal fat on the surface of the skull; there would be minimal / negligible < a quarter of an inch increase in size even in a very obese person. Therefore, no. ...Read more

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Nine month old head size 97 percentile, is that bad?

Nine month old head size 97 percentile, is that bad?

Depends: If it has changed from the 10% to the 97% since birth, I would be more concerned than if it was big all along. If his height and weight are on the larger side it would be more consistent with a normal variant. It didn't bother me much in life, except when looking for a helmet that would fit. ...Read more

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Hi my son is tow and a half month old his head size is33.5 CM and weight is 4.27kg as he was born his weight was 2.3 and head size was 33cm is this f9?

Hi my son is tow and a half month old his head size is33.5 CM and weight is 4.27kg as he was born his weight was 2.3 and head size was 33cm is this f9?

That would be a slow: trajectory of head growth, which reflects brain growth. Review growth curve for his corrected age, not chronological age, with his pediatrician. Subtract his gestational age at birth in weeks from 40 weeks. Subtract the difference from his current chronological age in weeks.Slow velocity of head growth warrants both medical evaluation & a developmental assessment by an Early Intervention Program. ...Read more

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Question about head size. Do large-headed people have more neurons in reserve (for later in life)?

Question about head size. Do large-headed people have more neurons in reserve (for later in life)?

A big head is good!: Research published 2 years ago in neurology®, the medical journal of the american academy of neurology, showed that "people with alzheimer's disease who have large heads have better memory and thinking skills than those with the disease who have smaller heads, even when they have the same amount of brain cell death due to the disease." so, yes, it appears that size matters when it comes to heads. ...Read more