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vitamins to help in puberty for girls

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Any over the counter: Multivitamin is fine. Puberty certainly may cause increase in aggressiveness since there is a surge of hormones, some mds may suggest Lexapro (escita ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Vitamins: Please do not do so without discussion with the Pediatrician.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't: I know of no vitamin or other OTC product that would make any change in what you are describing. This sounds like you need to find an unrelated therap ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
5'2, 115: You are quite small for your age and weight and should have your Mom or Dad take you to a Pediatrician as soon as you can. The doctor will find the po ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
None: There is no specific vitamin or mineral to help with breast growth or acne. However many teenage girls have diets deficient in calcium, iron and vita ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Can't: No healthy way to do naturally. If extremely early ("precocious puberty") is done pharmaceutically.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Amino acids are not a treatment for growth hormone deficiency. Proper treatment would require injections of recombinant human growth factor.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Normal diet: Height is largely genetic. A normal diet is about all you can do. Why do you think there are short doctors? If food worked we'd be playing basketball ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Adult GH use: Hi. I treat adults with pituitary deficiency with growth hormone (GH); they generally feel better on it and restoration of normal levels has physiolog ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Malnutrition : malnutrition during adolescence may be due to anorexia nervous which would be treated by a mental health professional. Treatment of malnutrition depen ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
We don't know yet: We still don't know the ramifications although based on personal experience, it can aggravate or induce gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) in boys ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Only if: the teen is deficient in iron. Otherwise, extra iron does not help.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Placebo effect: There are plenty of "natural" remedies advertised for this purpose (the chinese are destroying rhinos for this purpose). None have been proven to wor ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience Pediatric Urology
Well balanced diet: For most people, your potential height is genetically predetermined and cannot be positively affected by diet. However, malnutrition can certainly af ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not really: Certain types of stretching can make small (but very temporary) changes to measured height -but no it won't make you grow taller. Good posture may als ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
L arginine: L arginine can stimulate growth hormone but it is not recommended because if other side effects.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leah Alexander
23 years experience Pediatrics
No: Lupron (leuprolide) is typically given to girls in cases of precocious puberty to prevent their growth plates from fusing too early, prolonging their ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not really...: There is usually some growth in girls at age 14 years. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chr ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
49 years experience Pediatrics
Growth hormone: There are no dietary stimulants for growth hormone production. Optimal nutrition will allow a child to reach his/her genetically determined stature. A ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physiclly active.Not ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Limited: Grown-ups won't gain height despite a variety of scams offering this. Tall is a plus for a man, but people will be far more impressed by a man with a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Impossible: You cannot make yourself taller at any age, especially at age 18 or above. Height is genetically determined not controlled by will or potions.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: At 17 most females have finished linear growth and their growth centers will close. If you entered puberty along with your age group you are likely do ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Stress!: The number one reason for hair loss is stress. Hormones may play a role in hair loss as well, so doctors get thyroid levels and hormone levels. Go ... Read More

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