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    Parental height and final height of children

    It is common to mention things like “his nose resembles Dad’s “and “Her cheeks mirrors her mother’s “. It applies to height also. One of the major determinants of the child’s final height is the parental height. Taller parents tend to have tall children. Nutrition plays an important role in helping children reach their genetic height potential. Children have a growth spurt around the age of pube...

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    WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY : 20 OCTOBER 2013

    On October 20, Providence arranged a get together for our senior patients and their spouses to create awareness on Osteoporosis. A bone density was done with ultrasound of the wrist. Subjects were educated about a calcium in the diet, screening for osteoporosis, treatment for osteoporosis and medical treatment.Osteoporosis is a silent disease and the first manifestation of osteoporosis is a fractu...

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    Thyroid Disease in Children

    MAYA C/THE HINDU Children with low IQ or problems of poor growth should be evaluated for thyroid function because their growth retardation could be due to a low-functioning thyroid gland or hypothyroidism. For a long time, iodine deficiency used to be the main cause of hypothyroidism. However, iodine supplementation through universal salt iodisatio

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Parental height and final height of children

By Providence Endocrine and Diabetes Specialty Centre | 15 Sep 2014
It is common to mention things like “his nose resembles Dad’s “and “Her cheeks mirrors her mother’s “. It applies to height also. One of the major determinants of the child’s final height is the parental height. Taller parents tend to have tall children. Nutrition plays an important role in helping children reach their genetic height potential. Children have a growth spurt around the age of pube...
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WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY : 20 OCTOBER 2013

By Providence Endocrine and Diabetes Specialty Centre | 22 Oct 2013
On October 20, Providence arranged a get together for our senior patients and their spouses to create awareness on Osteoporosis. A bone density was done with ultrasound of the wrist. Subjects were educated about a calcium in the diet, screening for osteoporosis, treatment for osteoporosis and medical treatment.Osteoporosis is a silent disease and the first manifestation of osteoporosis is a fractu...
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Thyroid Disease in Children

By Providence Endocrine and Diabetes Specialty Centre | 27 May 2013
MAYA C/THE HINDU Children with low IQ or problems of poor growth should be evaluated for thyroid function because their growth retardation could be due to a low-functioning thyroid gland or hypothyroidism. For a long time, iodine deficiency used to be the main cause of hypothyroidism. However, iodine supplementation through universal salt iodisatio
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World Thyroid Day 25 May 2013

By Providence Endocrine and Diabetes Specialty Centre | 27 May 2013
World Thyroid Day May 25 2013
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Obesity in children

By Providence Endocrine and Diabetes Specialty Centre | 20 May 2013
Obesity In Children This happened 2 years back. Ashiq came to us with his parents as a chubby child, 12 years old. His mother had diabetes and was my patient. He received a blood test and physical examination. His parents were quite surprised when I told them that Ashiq has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We educated his parents on need t
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