Slow growth occurs when a child is not growing at the average rate for their age. The delay may be due to an underlying health condition, such as growth hormone deficiency. Some growth problems are genetic. Others are caused by a hormonal disorder or the inadequate absorption of food.
Normal growth in children happens in following manner:
Newborn to 12 months - During this period, children grow at an average height of about 10 inches. This progress is dependent on nutrition.
1 to 2 years - At this age, children grow at an average height of 5 inches. Hormonal factors play an essential role in the growth and development of your child.
2 to 3 years - Children of this age grow by 3.5 inches per year.
There are a number of factors that can cause slow growth in children.
Endocrine disease can alter the development and distribution of the thyroid hormone, which is essential for the development of your child.
Constitutional delay can make children grow at a normal rate but are shorter than average.
Intrauterine growth restriction which leads to poor development of the fetus while in the mother’s womb is a common cause of slow growth.
Genetic disorders like Turner syndrome, Down syndrome, and achondroplasia can affect a child's growth.
The following are treatment options that child specialist at Krishna Hospital, Shahjahanpur India may recommend for children in an earlier stage of development:
Growth hormone injections help children with growth hormone deficiency as well as Turner syndrome. The growth hormone is considered safe and effective.
Thyroid hormone replacement may be recommended if a child has low levels of this hormone.
Dr Singh is one of the best child specialist in Shahjahanpur to take care of various seasonal problems in children. Apart from normal medical issues Dr Singh is also vastly experienced in managing growth disorders in children, vaccinations, low weight and premature babies. At Krishna Hospital, we have the faciltiy of inpatient treatment as well incase the child needs admission for administration of intravenous fluids and medications. The cost of the treatment also depends upon whether the treatment is being done on OPD basis or needs admission.
Krishna Healthcare has been in the service of the residents of Shahjahanpur since 1999. It has been offering its services in the fields of Radiology, Pathology, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility for the last 23 years. Krishna Healthcare has come up with its Multi Superspecialty Hospital in the year 2022. The hospital is spread over 35,000 square feet across 5 floors. The hospital will offer services in the fields of Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Urology and Andrology, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Infertility, Pediatrics and Neonatology, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, ENT, Internal Medicine and Critical Care, Emergency & Trauma, Ophthalmology, Dental Surgery, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, GI & Hepato Biliary Surgery, Physical therapy backed by complete range of diagnostics in the fields of Radiology and Pathology.
Krishna Hospital has deployed the latest cutting edge medical technology in the fields of Diagnostics, Surgery and Intensive Care. The hospital has 1.5 Tesla MRI, 50 Slice CT Scan, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, Echocardiography, Digital X-Ray, Laparoscope, Endoscope, Arthroscope, Ureteroscope and C-Arm. The operating rooms are fully equipped to carry out the most complex surgeries like Knee and Hip Replacement, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic and Arthroscopic Surgeries. We are performing high risk surgeries with excellent outcomes. We have a trauma centre which is equipped with all the life saving equipments and Operating room to carry out emergency surgeries and procedures. Critical patients are taken care in high tech Intensive Care Units. Premature babies are kept in state of art Neonatal ICU (NICU). We also have advanced Pathology Lab, Dental and Physical Therapy Centre.
We have deployed the best medical team to provide high quality treatment to the patients of Shahjahanpur. We have full time consultants in the fields of Medicine, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, Dental Surgery, Physical Therapy, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Our consultants have the best qualifications and long experience of successful outcomes. We have visiting consultants in the fields of Urology, Neurosurgery, GI Surgery, Cancer Surgery and Cardiology to provide superspecialty care to the residents of Shahjahanpur. The team of doctors is supported by qualified Medical Officers, experienced nurses and paramedical staff. The patient care services department ensures that the patients visiting the hospital get hassle free and compassionate care in salubrious environment. Now you can get high quality medical treatment in Shahjahanpur without rushing to New Delhi.