Text: Chen Jinger (Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Genetics and Metabolism, Zhongshan Hospital) Growing height is like long-distance running, it takes time and patience, and more importantly, it needs to be tracked regularly to confirm whether our height is moving in the expected direction, and finally we can reach our desired target height. Evaluating height can not only look at one point (current height), but also at the trend change (height record). In fact, the speed of growth is also a focus of our assessment of height. Children before the age of two and three months must be vaccinated and have a physical examination according to the time, so the height and weight records before the age of two and three months are usually complete.
After primary school, the school measures height popular database and weight every semester. Parents should measure their height and weight at least every six months from the age of two and three months to before primary school. Height and weight are important and must be assessed together to help us find the cause of short stature. A record of height and weight 1. Percentile of children's height and weight Do you remember the pull and the horse hemp? Mark your height and weight on the growth chart every time you get a vaccination. We mark the percentiles of height and weight for each measurement on the graph and connect them together to form a growth curve.
Through the growth curve, we can understand the general situation of children's past growth. If the percentile of height is less than the third percentile for children of the same age, or if the height development falls across the two major percentiles in a short period of time, special attention should be paid to whether there are pathological problems (such as growth hormone). Insufficient secretion or chronic liver and kidney disease, etc...) and if the growth curve suddenly rushes upward, you should also pay attention to the possibility of children entering puberty. The growth curve can tell us a lot of information. When you go to the doctor, please remember to bring the child's height and weight record to the doctor for reference.