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A 22-year-old male asked:

Can u list what may stunt my growth: stress, depression, poor nutrition, physical abuse, daily hookah smoking, mother loss at age 2? i might stunt it?

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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
All of these: All of these may have some influence.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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What is stunted?: Your physical growth can be stunted by growth hormone deficiency or nutritional deficiencies or just the genes you inherited. Your psychological growth can be fixated( stunted) by loss of the mother, physical abuse, and pot and alcohol abuse. Why don't you start working in therapy on those things you have control over. It's hard enough on men who are short. It's even harder on immature men.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stunned growth: At the age of 22, there is no growth happening. What contributed to it - genetics for one, health issues (pituitary and other endocrine organ issues). Of those listed by you, none seems to play a role as far as physical development is concerned.

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