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Does gymnastics stunt growth or delay puberty in boys or girls

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
14 years experience Family Medicine
No: Gymnastics is just another way for children and adults alike to obtain regular exercise and be physically fit. It should not cause problems as you hav ... Read More
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Competitive: Gymnasts are often small people. Some studies argue that a chronic calorie deficiency compounded by an extraordinary amount of exercise may stunt gro ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not reported: Fluoride is an essential element needed for healthy bone & teeth development.In areas where groundwater has high levels, a mottled staining of teeth i ... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: It usually causes discoloration.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
39 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: The ada has warned that babies may be over exposed to Fluoride and there are some health concerns. According to the cdc, up to 30% of infants are over ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Constit growth delay: You do not have it at 36.
A female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Be patient: Without knowing what happened during your previous pregnancy, I would try to be paitnet and ask your doctor for an ultrasound to know how things are g ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Probably not.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Multiple causes: Delayed puberty results from disruption of the hormones regulating periods. Often delayed puberty is familial, with a family history of later periods ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Can't: No healthy way to do naturally. If extremely early ("precocious puberty") is done pharmaceutically.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
No: No.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Should Not: With normal diet and normal amounts of exercise , no.But extremes may affect pubertal growth.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
16 years experience Endocrinology
Smoking is bad: While delayed puberty is usually associated with a taller stature (testosterone closes the bone's growth plates), smoking is associated with stunted g ... Read More

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