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Why in thalssemia major child will develop stunted growth and delayed in puberty?

Why in thalssemia major child will develop stunted growth and  delayed in puberty?

Poor oxygen/nutrient: Thalessemia major is a genetric disorder which can and typically cause significant /severe anmia. The normal blood is essential to carry oxygen and nutrients to all organs/body tissues. A child with severe anemia will likely experience stunned growth/pubertal development because of pooor oxygen/nutrients needed for propper growth/development. Many have shortened lifespan. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

What is the normal age of puberty development for boys and girls?

12-16 years: Puberty occurs between 9-14 years for most girls and 11-16 for boys. There is wide variation in when the puberty growth spurt occurs. Girls are usually done growing 2 years after their periods start and boys can grow til they are 20...And some in to their 20s. ...Read more

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Can anorexia slow growth and development?

Can anorexia slow growth and development?

Yes: It can essentially stop everything or severely restrict it, depending on the degree. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a growth spurt for males after puberty?

Growth: After puberty a male has more hair, grows taller and has more musculature. ...Read more

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Can masturbation/ejaculation in puberty cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting final height of male?

Can masturbation/ejaculation in puberty cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting final height of male?

No: There is no evidence in the literature which supports this. If it were true most males would be short. If you are concerned about your height, explore other possibilities. ...Read more

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How to prolong the growth spurt during puberty and make a very short child end up taller?

How to prolong the growth spurt during puberty and make a very short child end up taller?

Hormone antagonist: Sothere is a special hormone antagonist used to delay puberty. As a result, in boys, the growth plates are prevented from closing, growth progresses and this process provides more inches to the boy's height. Please consult an endocrinologist for this purpose. ...Read more

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Will late puberty result in the delay of growth for sports?

Will late puberty result in the delay of growth for sports?

Likely yes: When kids go through puberty their growth rates increase and they get stronger. This would happen later in a child with pubertal delay. ...Read more

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What factors influence child growth and development?

What factors influence child growth and development?

Genetic, epigenetic,: biological & environmental factors interact to determine developmental trajectory. Translational research, the study of how the latter 2 factors trigger physical & behavioral expression of both normal & altered genes, may reveal ways to modify pre- & post-natal environmental & physical factors for all babies' optimal development, as whole genome testing will soon be affordable for clinical use. ...Read more

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Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Female puberty: As in boys, one of the first signs of puberty is body odor. The development of the hourglass body configuration also starts at the same time. Then comes breast enlargement. Appearance of axillary and pubic hair follows later. After about 1 to 2 years into puberty, the first menstrual period arrives. After a few more years of physical and psychological changes, a lady is born. ...Read more

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Does muscle development and growth get better in the later teens?

Does muscle development and growth get better in the later teens?

Yes: It is a great disappointment to many early teens that they don't develop lots of muscle mass. While some is genetic, some is conditioning, it is not unusual for young teens to delay real muscle development until later into the teen years and beyond. ...Read more

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What roles do heredity and nutrition have on infant growth and development?

What roles do heredity and nutrition have on infant growth and development?

Heredity: determines growth and can be a large factor in developmental potential. Nutrition, adequate sleep, and early stimulation allow that potential to be realized. ...Read more

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When will most teens hit the pubertal growth spurt?

Varies: There are "early bloomers" and "late bloomers". Early puberty occurs in middle school and late bloomers hit growth spurt in 9-10th grades. Girls do the bulk of growing the two years before menses and boys will hit growth spurt (on the average) between 12-14 years and can grow until age 20 . I always ask parents when they hit their growth spurt as that provides idea when their children might.. ...Read more

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Does being overweight affect the height of a child during growing through puberty?

Does being overweight affect the height of a child during growing through puberty?

Final Height- No: Unless you are malnourished , or have a chronic disease or syndrome, your final height is genetically dtermined, regardless of obesity. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks

Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks

No: Most central precocious puberty in girls are benign and not related to adult illness or metabolism . Most central precocious puberty in boys are due to brain tumor, and need to be treated . ...Read more

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Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?

Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?

Not true: That just doesn't happen. These are simply tales which have no bearing on the reality of genetics. Children masturbate from the time they're very small. People would be dwarfs if this concept was based in any reality. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics affect the growth and development of a child?

Can antibiotics affect the growth and development of a child?

Sometimes: Unfortunately antibiotic abuse is all too common. You need to be sure that the use of an antibiotic is absolutely necessary.They can lead to bowel yeast infection that can influence the overall health of the child. ...Read more