Body Mass Index (BMI) Monitoring in Children and Adolescents – Monitor, Monitor and Monitor!

Posted on October 12, 2016

Imagine you have been seeing a young patient in your child and adolescent clinic, where psychotherapy and psycho-education alone has not been effective. You decide that now is the right time to begin a trial of medication (with potential growth or metabolic side effects). As a physician, it is your duty to do the basic monitoring of heart rate, blood pressure, height, and weight routinely.