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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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Does using Accutane stunt your growth?

Does using Accutane stunt your growth?

Maybe: Until you've reached your maximum height, it's not wise to start isotretinoin. There's a theoretical risk of early closure of the epiphyses. ...Read more

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Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Depends on situation: A short term treatment (4-5 days or less) of therapeutic steroids is thought to have minimal if any effect on growth. Long term (weeks to months ) of any steroidal medication may have many long term side effects that includes decreased linear growth. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus stunt hair growth?

Do hydrocephalus stunt hair growth?

No: Usually medications or dermatological factors affect hair growth. ...Read more

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Does weightlifting stunt your growth?

Does weightlifting stunt your growth?

Depends: In most it does nothing beyond the higher risk of injury if you are still growing. If you are using things like injected testosterone to bulk up, it will accelerate closing growth centers and end your chances of getting taller. ...Read more

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Does creatine stunt bone growth ?

Does creatine stunt bone growth ?

Probably not.: Those agents that may accelerate bone growth initially tend to cause stunting later like steroids. The evidence to suggest creatine causing increase in bone growth is weak at best. Pl see link for further info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/creatine/evidence/hrb-20059125 ...Read more

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Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

No: No, they don't stunt height in males. That is unfortunately a falsehood being perpetuated. ...Read more

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Does weight lifting stunt growth?

Does weight lifting stunt growth?

No: Strength training won't stunt growth and is a great way to improve your health. Whether you're young and growing fast or stopped growing taller a long time ago, focus on good form and control to minimize the risk of injury. ...Read more

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Cigerates stunt breast growth in teens?

Cigerates stunt breast growth in teens?

Probably not: Not aware of any actual data on this, but more importantly, there is a clear link between early smoking and later development of breast cancer (as well as many other cancers). Do yourself a favor and kick the habit now. ...Read more

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Will using norditropin (human growth hormone) make a teenager grow taller?

Will using norditropin (human growth hormone) make a teenager grow taller?

Not significantly: Kids with short stature need an evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist to see if they are hormone deficient, late bloomers or just genetically short. There is no firm evidence that supplemental growth hormone will add inches to the final height of a kid with normal levels. It may push him to his genetic max sooner at a cost in excess of 10K/yr. ...Read more

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Does biotin increase hair growth?

Does biotin increase hair growth?

Yes: Biotin is good – a water-soluble b vitamin. Increases hair and nail growth. Also helps with acne, slow healing skin and stronger hair. ...Read more

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Does kickboxing stunt growth?

Does kickboxing stunt growth?

No: There is no evidence of this that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Can being overweight stunt growth before puberty?

Can being overweight stunt growth before puberty?

No: To the contrary to the general belief, linear growth of overweight children is generally enhanced. ...Read more

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Can prednisone stunt my growth?

Can prednisone stunt my growth?

Prednisone: If you are 50 you have stopped growing and indeed likely shrinking in height. Prednisone may causes vertebral collapse if used for long time at high dose. Lets do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Hair growth problem?

Hair growth problem?

See Derm: A dermatologist can provide you with some remedies for increasing your hair growth, or decreasing it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does creatine stunt body growth, penis, or bone growth ?

Does creatine stunt body growth, penis, or bone growth ?

No, but does no good: Creatine is a protein supplement and it will not harm you, at the same time it will not do you any good either, other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more

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Does gym stunt your growth?

Does gym stunt your growth?

Depends on meaning: I encourage my patients to find physical activities that they can be engaged in for a lifetime. The idea of lifting weights can mean many things. The aap and certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity which is when you reach your final height.Training in proper lifting under supervision of a certified trainer is fine. ...Read more

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