Slow growth in children of all ages

Many parents worry that their child is too short or too thin.Some children are naturally smallerthan average as a result of heredity or other factors:serious growth disorders affecting general health are rare.The best way for you to avoid unnecessary anxiety is to keep a regular record of your child’s height and weight so that you will know that your child is growing in prportion as well at a normal.
1-Causing loss of appitite or failure to digest food properly may be the reason for your child’s slow weight gain.Consult you doctor.
2- Phases of slow weight gain are common in children,and are unlikely to be a cause for concern if the child is well and eating normally.It is likely that your child is simply burning off more energy than he or she is taking in as food.
Self help:Make sure that your child continuous to eat a healthy diet and weigh him or her again in 4 weeks.If your child has not started to put on weight normally,consult your Doctor.
3- A period of illness can interrupt a child’s growth.
Self help: Make sure that your child continuous to eat a healthy diet and weigh him or her again in 4 weeks.If your child has not started to make up the lost weight,consult your doctor.
4 – Abnormally short stature is usually the result of heredity,but in rare cases may be caused by hormone deficiency,Consult your doctor.
5- Unusually slow growth:during a single 6 month period is unlikely to indicate any underlying trouble.providing your child is otherwise well and resumes normal growth in the following 6 months,Consult your doctor if your child seems unwell or if he or she grows less than 2cm(3/4in)in the next 6 months. 

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