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Add In Girls
Both of my girls have adhdwell my oldest has add as I do also.Does this mean my son who's 4will too?
Genetics: Add is highly heritable. Chances of sibling of an add kid having add too is about 30%. If both parents are add & all sibs are too, the likelihood increases for subsequent children to inherit it also. Diminish the risk by not smoking or drinking at any time during pregnancy. If your son has add, the sooner it's treated, the less likely it will persist into adulthood. If he has symptoms get him seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What would be causes for female's bones to still be open & unsealed in mid thirties? Thought girls shouldn't add anymore height after 25 @ the latest?
See docotr: Bone growth close in teens or 21. If this would not happen it could be hormonal abnormality as excess of Growth hormone. Simple X ray of wrist is used to asses " Bone age" in questionable short statute of children or teens. In adulthood it is never normal to have open bone cartilage . Please see your doctor for more testing. ...Read more
Apparently two girls can have their own child if you use bone DNA from one and add it to the egg in the other, is this true and can2girls have a child?
Not yet: The technology available today is not to the point where this will happen. ...Read more
25: It depends on when they started puberty, however, most of the height growth occurs during the first few years of puberty (around the same time as the first period). However, some growth can continue to occur throughout adolescence, which can be defined up to the age of 25. In most cases, growth in height in the early 20s averages a fraction of an inch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The potential for continued linear growth is determined by an interplay of the hormones of puberty and the growth centers of the long bones.As long as the growth centers remain open, growth is possible. However, the initiation of menses provides a well defined marker in girls, and most can only expect another 2.5 in or 5 cm growth after this happens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Like everyone else: Mj causes psychologic dependence, withdrawal symptoms, altered sensorium, dizziness/passing out, somnolence, fatigue, reduced coordination, cognitive impairment, poor balance, paranoia, euphoria, hallucination, anxiety, increase heart rate, low/high blood pressure, nausea/vomitting, blurry vision..Etc..And above all it is still illegal to use/carry/sell--could mean big trouble . Be good. ...Read more
Because they can be: People must learn how to be nice. A group of girls will bond together by being cruel to someone who is different; teenaged men do the same. It's an unpleasant fact of life; the only upside is that, say, a fat girl who's ridiculed may decide to get serious about weight loss, or a bullied boy may develop athletic / fighting skills that end it and give him enjoyment. Be a good example yourself. ...Read more
Depends: The hormones that trigger puberty also accelerate growth briefly before telling the growth centers to close. Most have closed by 16-17 or 5-7 cm after their first menses.An xray of the wrist/hand can be used to identify the growth centers and determine growth potential.When the growth centers are consistent with a bone age of 16-17, little or no further linear growth is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grouth plates open?: Growing bones have plates of new growth located just before the bone ends. These growth plates have less density than bone & show up on xray as a dark line like a crack. As long is there are active growth plates, there is potential for more growth in that bone. A hand xray can see if they have more time to grow. If the growth plates have closed linear growth is done.Most girls close at 16 & r done. ...Read more