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Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2013 in Growth and Development in Children
Question: Dear sir
I have a baby (girl) of two years old .Her weight is 10 kg.but Her height is not increasing. so please suggest a medicine to increase her height.

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XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 11 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX,

Thank you for your query.

Though you have mentioned the weight of your daughter you have not mentioned her height at present. I shall appreciate if you can provide the following information so that a proper judgement can be given:
1. Birth weight.
2. Birth height.
3. Weight and height at various ages.
4. Gestational age at birth.

Height of a child depends on the following factors:
1. Genetic.
2. Nutritional.
3. Hormonal.
4. Environmental.
There is no medicine to increase the height. However improved nutrition has shown to improved height. I suggest that you ensure that your daughter gets a well balanced nutritious diet.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction. Please feel free to revert back in case you need any clarifications or would like to share more facts of the case.

Wishing your daughter all the best.

Regards,

RKK
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Follow up: Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 1 hour later
Dear sir
Thanks for answer
Answer of your questions are given below:
1. Birth weight:2Kg
2. Birth height.1feet(Approximate)
3. Weight and height at various ages.At 1 year 1.5 feet,at 2years 2feet 4inch(This is approximate not actual)
4. Gestational age at birth.
First day of LMP is 24 may 2010 so the , EDD from the LMP is 4 march 2011
The baby date of birth is 4 feb 2011

Sir
Please suggest me good nitration which is help to increase height & easily available in the market.Also suggest diet & time period of neutration to be given.
If any query also call me on my cell any time +0000

RGDS
XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 2 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX,

Thank you for your query.

Given the parameters your daughter is growing within the normal range and no extra nutrition needs to be given to her. I will suggest that instead of having approximate parameters record the weight and height at 3-4 monthly intervals and plot them on standard growth graphs to see her growth.

As I mentioned earler giving a well balanced and nutritious diet is more important then to give propritory medicines/supplements. If you are very keen to give supplements then you can discuss with your doctor and start them as a number of them are available.

It was kind of you to provide your contact details but as a policy we do not call. Rather we use this platform to try to solve your issues within limitations.

I hope I have answered your query.

Regards,

RKK
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