Calcium supplements for puberty children

Posted by Doctor Ma Van Tham - Department of Pediatrics - Neonatology - Vinmec Phu Quoc International General Hospital

Calcium plays an important role in the formation and development of children's bones and teeth. In addition, calcium also plays a role in nerve conduction, enhances immunity, combined with vitamin D to help limit rickets and malnutrition in children.

1. Calcium needs at different ages

As recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), calcium needs are different at different ages:
Children under 6 months old: 300mg/day From 7-12 months old: 400mg/day From 1-3 Age: 500mg/day From 4-6 years old: 600mg/day From 7 to 9 years old: 700mg/day From 10 years old: 1000mg/day From 11-24 years old: 1200mg/day
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2. When do children enter puberty?

Girls enter puberty starting at 13-14 years old, ending at 17-18 years old. In boys, puberty begins at age 15-16 and ends at age 19-20.
Physiological characteristics of children at puberty:
The body grows and matures quickly. It is a period of strong sex hormones. Children have many physiological and psychological changes, easy to change their mood...

3. Choose the type of calcium that is easily absorbed for puberty children

This is a factor that is considered the core problem in calcium supplementation. When calcium is added to the body without going to the final destination of the bone and teeth system, it will cause an increase in calcium levels in the blood or sediment due to not being fully absorbed, thereby forming calcifications in the walls of blood vessels or stones. The kidneys are not able to excrete excess calcium from the body.
Parents should choose easily absorbed calcium like natural calcium to supplement their baby. In addition, it is necessary to increase calcium-rich foods such as: dark green vegetables (broccoli, bok choy,...), fresh fruits (oranges, tangerines...), legumes, seeds, eggs, milk, seaweed,...

Bông cải xanh
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During puberty, young bones continuously mature. In precocious puberty, the period of rapid growth begins early and ends earlier than normal. At first, children will grow up compared to their peers but after a few years they will stop growing in height and often cannot reach their full adult height.
The early puberty screening package being implemented at Vinmec International General Hospital is the right choice of parents to have accurate conclusions about the health status and development of their children. Your baby will be examined with a leading specialist in Pediatric Endocrinology, will have sex hormone blood tests, bone age assessment tests, brain MRI scans or some more specialized tests to determine the right diagnosis. causes of precocious puberty and timely intervention.
For more information about treatment of precocious puberty in children at Vinmec International Hospital, please register to contact HERE

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