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Add In Girls
Nobody knows: Twice as many boys than girls are diagnosed with add. Girls are more likely to present with inattentiveness rather than hyperactivity. In adults the ratio of men to women with add is 1.6. The reasons for the different prevalence is unknown, and is being investigated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Multiple ways: It depends on the age and the type of adhd that they have. Some of the possible ways are: daydreaming, not staying on task, not focusing, not paying attention, easily distracted, making noises, disturbing others, out of their seat, talking too much, not waiting turn, interrupting others, being loud, missing assignments, having trouble with authority, not completing schoolwork, disorganized, etc. ...Read more
They grow: They certainly grow in every Tanner stage, in some more than others. Certainly after reaching Tanner 5 at some point they stop growing. In general boys stop growing by 18-20. ...Read more
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 lean, muscular body, and any man can do this by lifestyle changes focused on diet and aerobic and resistance training. It's most important for a woman to have a little body fat, but not too much, to look and be healthy. There is no magic best weight. ...Read more
Almost never happens: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy during the growing years, there's not much a person nor her doctor can do to increase height. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Females : For a woman the formula is 100 pounds for 5 ft tall and 5 pounds for each inch there after ( 160 would be the answer) for a man the formula is 106 pounds for 5ft tall and 6 poundsfor each inch there after. ( he would be 178 plus a margin of 10% for frame size equals 161-195lbs). ...Read more
Can weight gainers which are rich in soy proteins help in breast development in a girl of age around 21?
Perhaps: It will not help with breast development. It might add fat to the breast tissue if you eat enough of it to gain weight. But then you gain weight in the genetic areas of your body that fat weight is stored. Some people abdomen, buttock, breast, all over. Obestiy is not a healthy reason to enlarge your breast tissue. ...Read more
Does masturbating 4-5 times a day daily in teenage and young age for several years may cause infertility in males?
No, but...: Masturbation (regardless of whether it is male masturbation, female masturbation, self masturbation, or mutual masturbation) can have no effect on sexual dysfunction, can decrease dysfunction or can increase dysfunction. The effect depends on issues such as the person(s) views on masturbation and whether or not the masturbation increases the level and duration of sexual excitement for each person. ...Read more
Good Question: The whole issue of bipolar disorder in children is controversial, mostly because what we call bipolar disorder in children tends to look different than with adults. Chidlren with bipolar disorder tend to be more irritable, and their moods tend to be more fluctuating or mixed. There are not usually the clear cycles of mania and depression that occur more with teens and adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do masturbating 4-5 times a day daily in teenage and young age may increase the size of prostate (causing frequent urination) in than or later life?
Absolutely: Yes, weight and resistance training is fine for both men and women. Make sure to start low and go slow. Work with someone knowledgable like a personal trainer initially to learn good form and prevent injury. Good luck. ...Read more
It wouldn't but why?: Caffeine should not have effects on children's growth but why would you want to introduce coffee to small kids? It can make them having insomnia, nausea, dizziness, palpitations, anxiety, tremor... And even arrhythmias, hypertension and electrolyte disturbance due to its diuretic effect. The list of side effects can keep going on. Think about it. ...Read more
They may: Add/adhd can be related to imbalances in certain chemicals, similar to the "chemical imbalances" that may cause depression and anxiety. Not to worry though, with a good relationship with a caring provider, you can be managed closely, and the proper medications may help both your depression and the add. Best wishes. ...Read more
Been reading that people tend to lose some height beginning in their forties, but could some people actually grow taller instead during that time?
Height: Not unless their is a hormonal problem which needs to be taken care of ...Read more