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How is “normal” growth defined?
Measured in height, “normal” growth is described as growth of:
What causes growth problems?
Growth problems can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, hormonal disorders, systemic illnesses and poor absorption of food. Causes of growth problems usually fall into the following categories:
What are the symptoms of a growth problem?
The primary symptom that may indicate a growth problem is when a child grows less than two inches a year after his second birthday. Other symptoms may include:
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