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Proof for smoking stunted growth at a young age? Used to smoke the hookah daily at 15 and quit at 18, did i stunt my height and overall body growth?
Terminology: You can be short because your growth was impaired "stunted" by chronic illness (kidney disease, severe asthma). A male child of parents averaging 5'10 should reach over 6' but would be stunted at 5'8".You can also be shorter than average if your growth follows that pattern based on your genetics. A male child of two 5 ft parents could only expect to reach 5'2.5 inches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: This can only be answered with a proper history, exam and testing done by a physician skilled with such evaluations. Some pediatricians can find basic problems, but a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist and or geneticist may be appropriate. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are far too many potential causes for poor growth in children to effectively review in this forum, but can generally be classified in nutritional, hormonal, genetic, infectious, autoimmune, hematologic and neoplastic categories. Her primary care physician can initiate the evaluation and refer appropriately. ...Read more
Usually, I get 8-10 hrs of sleep, but past 3 weeks I have been getting about 5.5-8 hrs. Could this have caused stunted growth?
Poor growth: Growth within normal range indicates by exam and graphing height measurements along the way. If the growth chart and exam reveals too little growth or too much growth, lab and or pictures (X-rays, scans) may be done to rule out abnormal growths and reveal a disorder that is treatable i.e. deficiency of GH or gigantism from too much GH (growth hormone). See your pedi MD for assessments if concerne ...Read more
Want to show my son's 17 ohp reports to know what to do as he has poor growth and low weight.He has 17 ohp or not?Please advise what to do.
What is the report?: What is the report and what are you looking forin 17ohpif what you are referring as 17ohp is 17hydroprogresterone.Do you mean he may have cogenitall adrenal hyperplasia.Just having poor growth and low weight does not make him a candidate for that. If you have any concerns about his growth discuss with your pediatrician or consult a pediatric endocrinologist.This site can not help with your concern. ...Read more
I've been eating low carb of and on for half a year. Lost about 35 lbs or more. I am 17 could that have potentially stunted growth?
Moderate carb ingest: Low-carb diets may help prevent / improve serious health conditions, --metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure & cardiovascular disease. Any diet that helps U shed excess weight can reduce or even reverse risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories should come from carbohydrates. That's equal to about 225 to 325 gms if u eat 2000 cal/d ...Read more
Stress and growth: Growth hormone is responsible for growth and repair. The hormones produced by stress are catabolic. So the first builds you up and the other breaks you down. During stressful periods, the sleep cycles are also interrupted and unfortunately growth hormone is mainly produced in stage 4 sleep, thus compounding the problem. So stress does effect growth and repair of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several issues: Poor growth can reflect problems in 3 basic areas. Poor potential: if a kid is genetically destined to be small due to family pattern or genetic defect. Poor nutrition: good nutrition assures the body will have what it needs to grow while a lack will slow it. Poor health: medical conditions can lead to poor nutrient absorption, excessive energy loss, poor hormonal balance, etc. & poor sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I'm sorry that there are people out there who are trying to frighten you with untruths like this one. There is nothing "spiritual" about superstition. The practice is near-universal among male teens and very common among females. You learn about your body and mind in preparation for adult life, and you can stay comfortable ; able to do the other things you need to. ...Read more
Yes: Anorexia can cause stunted growth for anyone who hasn't finished growing yet, which usually means all children under 16 years of age. Anorexics don't get enough calories, protein, essential lipids & amino acids, vitamins, minerals, calcium, etc... Therefore, they don't have the necessary building blocks to keep growing at a normal rate (the amount of stunting is less if only mildly anorexic). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I know some claim asthma medications can affect height. But what about adthma itself? Can asthma (not asthma meds) cause stunted growth?
Yes, in children: Asthma, as well as other chronic respiratory illnesses, can affect height if not well controlled, especially if being treated repeated with oral steroids due to recurrent flare-ups. Inhaled steroids used for control keep the lungs healthy and minimizes the negative impact, but can have some affect on growth at high doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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