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what is loss of height

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
See a doctor: Loss of height in an 18Y.O. Is not likely.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Loss of height.: This means to get shorter. For example, older individuals with osteoporosis can lose height via vertebral compression fractures.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Unless the person has a debilitating bone disease, it is very unlikely. Most likely is that person was measured inaccurately or with different method ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cabry
29 years experience Sports Medicine
Fracture: Compression fractures of the spine lead to height loss. The bone collapses and you shrink.. These can be painfree, so if you lose more than an inch i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel McGee
15 years experience Family Medicine
No: Your height is dependent on your bone structure, not muscle mass. So, you will not lose height by lifting weights. However, since gaining mass will ma ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Loss of Height: Loss of height is a natural part of aging, and some people start losing height as early as age 30. It is not uncommon for people to lose 1/4" of heigh ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Mild changes normal: Mild degenerative changes that can be seen in everyone's spine as we age. Wouldn't worry in the least about that MRI reading. It's a bit unusual to ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
8-12weeks: Most vertebral fractures are healed by 8-12 weeks, although some degree of healing can be seen on MRI up to about 6 months.

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