Short stature is a common cause for children and adolescents to refer to endocrinologists, but anyone who complains of short stature is not really short. More importantly, height can not be achieved by methods such as using sandals or special shoes that are advertised or laser waves. These methods are non-scientific and without effect.
Approximate Approximation Formula Height:
Genetics plays an important role in determining the ultimate height of each person. Based on collective research, the following formula is proposed for calculating the approximate height of a person in each person:
6.6. Divided by 2 (height of father + height of mother) = height of girls
5/6 + Divided by 2 (Height + Father + height) = Height boys
Detecting the cause of short stature:
After a definitive diagnosis of short stature, treatment should be initiated in proportion to the short cause of height; for example, in the short term of genetic hemorrhage, treatment with growth hormone is not effective. Growth hormone deficiency is not determined solely by hormonal testing, and surely the growth rate in childhood should also be considered, that is, if the child’s growth rate is good, according to a hormonal test, the growth hormone deficiency can not be detected and Started the treatment. The cause must be determined and the height of the child should be measured accurately according to the standard development curves. With a simple radio graph of the wrist bones (typically left handed), bone age is determined which actually represents the true biological age of the child.
Causes of short stature:
The causes of short stature include:
Short genetic height:
In this type of short stature, the child’s growth rate is normal in normal years, and the bone age is not back to the calendar’s age.
Children from the age of two are short and their growth rate is almost normal in a year, but their bone age is far behind. Maturation is delayed in these children, but in the end, most of these children reach their genetic level. Diseases such as malnutrition, vitamin D deficiency and calcium deficiency, which causes bone softness, celiac disease (gluten intolerance in wheat), anemia, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, chronic lung or liver disease, and Hypothyroidism is one of the most effective factors in short stature.
Taking some medications, such as cortico steroids, can also disrupt your growth. Intrauterine growth disturbances are also due to short stature in children.
Steps to increase height:
We are reminded that we all grow in three stages:
1. In the first two years of life, we grow from 30 to 35 centimeters. This rapid growth grows with age.
2- From 2 years old, children grow 5 to 7 centimeters each year. Of course, the age of puberty will slow down.
3. Finally, in the puberty period, there is a hyper trophic mutation that is on average in boys between 25 and 30 centimeters and girls 20 to 25 centimeters.The maximum rate of growth in girls is before the onset of the menstrual cycle and in boys at the most advanced stages of puberty. Generally, in boys aged 15-17, boys, boys and girls aged 16 to 18 are blocked, and there is no possibility of increasing their height.
Certain foods or supplements do not lift more than the rest of the height. For balanced growth, balanced and diversified nutrition is essential.
Supplements and Vitamins:
When our foods are balanced and diverse, we no longer need to enrich them with amino acids or vitamins. Except for vitamin D, which is made by sunlight, there is a need for food supplements in very rare cases. This vitamin is essential for bone formation in children and is given as a supplement in the first two to three years after birth. Of course, it is also prescribed for some adults at puberty.
Regular physical activity is essential for general body balance. If exercise even increases temporarily, it increases the secretion of the growth hormone. Of course, extreme sports are not recommended.