CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19)

Important information about Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): LEARN MORE

search

Endocrine Kids

News & Information rss


Is My Child's Growth Appropriate/Normal?

Is My Child's Growth Appropriate/Normal?

by Rismary Cabrera
Look at any school picture of your child, and you will see kids of the same age in all shapes and sizes. Some kids look tiny next to their peers, while others literally tower above their classmates. As easy as it is to make these comparisons and draw conclusions about what you see, the reality is that kids grow at their own pace. Big, small, tall, short, there is a wide range of shapes and sizes among children. Genetics, gender, nutrition, physical activity, health issues, environment, hormones, and other lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity, all influence a child's height and weight, and many of these factors vary extensively depending on the family.

How Different Hormones Affect Your Child

How Different Hormones Affect Your Child

by
When people think about hormones, they probably think of the most common male and female hormones testosterone and estrogen. However, children as well as adults produce many other kinds of hormones that affect every aspect of their health.