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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Not at all: There are a wide variety of causes of small stature.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Men/Women short : From a statistical standpoint in this country, short men are those who are less than 5'5" in final height. Women less than 5'0" are considered short i ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Once the growth centers of the long bones close in adolescence, no further linear growth will be possible.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
No: This would not be a disability.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Genetic: Most causes are genetic. My parents are short, and hence I am too. Just my bad luck, and nothing to do about it. Some are short because their skeletal ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience in Psychiatry
It wanders: Distractibility and inattention are core features of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adhd). The distractibility can look like someone has a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Silver
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes, it is possible!: Typically long legs & large feet go with tall stature (like puppies with big paws) but not 100% of t he time. I do have a few patients with big feet ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
With rare exceptions: Down syndrome includes the most common form, trisomy 21, translocations(a small amount of extra 21) & mosaics with some normal and some 21 trisomy(two ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Nutrition: Poor nutrition, both in terms of total calories and protein, will stunt growth. Every generation of americans are taller than their parents. For the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on situation: If the kids bone maturity matches his age (xray test), the kid will grow until the growth centers close( for 14yo averages 6 in). You cannot prevent t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Genetics and diet do.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Average adult height for a grown woman in the United States is between 5-4 an 5-5. So that height in this country is actually exactly the normal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Highly variable : There are quite a few causes of small stature for which hgh is approved. Without knowing the reason for taking hgh and the concentration of the vial c ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Now: As soon as possible once the diagnosis is made and there are no other factors (such as a tumor causing the hypothalamic or pituitary gh deficiency) is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Height: I am not aware of an association between height & lifespan. However, there are some people who are tall due to genetic disorders who may have a shorte ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Several.: Heredity, hypothyroidism, zinc deficiency, and poor nutrtion in general.
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A 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bad idea: This is not an ideal way to lose weight, in fact, it can be dangerous. It can cause electrolyte and mineral imbalances, dehydration and colon problem ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Not for them.: This is really for children who have a deficiency in growth hormone, and short stature for noonan's syndrome, turner's syndrome, and no catch-up growt ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
At puberty.: At puberty, because their is synergy between reproductive hormones and hgh. Also, the growth plates are open.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Check OMIM.: Go to pubmed website and look this up under online mendelian inheritance in man (omim). May genetic syndromes have poor growth (russell-silver, down, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience in Neurosurgery
Multiples causes: There are multiple causes to short term memory loss. These include recent head trauma, traumatic experiences, tumors in the temporal lobe(s), drug ad ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: This just isn't true. Whoever told you this is either very ignorant or is trying to deceive you for their own dark purposes. Being a teen is difficult ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lifelong disease that can progress and gradually worsen if not adequately treated. Treatment, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Maybe : The effect of running depends on the distance and the age of child. A prepubertal child who runs longs distances and does not maintain adequate nutri ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Not relevant
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
19 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Any number of things: Genetics is the largest determinant of most people's height. However, nutritional status, and overall well being play significant roles as well. Som ... Read More
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