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Could anorexia and insomnia stunt height growth?

Could anorexia and insomnia stunt height growth?

Anorexia can: I do t think insomnia can unless there is an underlying condition. Since anorexia is often accompanied by insomnia, this could be the case. I wonder what is bringing this up at age 32? ...Read more

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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more


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Does anorexia cause stunted growth if i'm a teenager?

Does anorexia cause stunted growth if i'm a teenager?

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 more

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What can cause growth hormone deficiency?

What can cause growth hormone deficiency?

Lots of things: Congenital pituitary abnormalities, brain tumors, brain injuries, radiation to the brain, oxygen deprivation, hereditary gh deficiency, etc. In many pediatric cases, it's iatrogenic because the cause is still unknown. ...Read more

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What causes excessive hair growth in anorexic people?

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What causes excessive hair growth in anorexic people?

Anorexia: Excessive hair called lanugo hair is result of poor nutrition and hormonal changes. ...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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Can protein deficiency cause excessive hair growth?

Can protein deficiency cause excessive hair growth?

Usually the opposite: Low protein intake is often the cause of hair loss. However, the quality of the protein and overall nutritional health can impact greatly the ability to grow hair. Excessive hair growth is usually not the result of vitamin or nutritional deficits. ...Read more

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Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause side effects?

Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause side effects?

Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. However, if the dose is too high, side effects of growth hormone excess, such as joint pains and edema (swelling) can occur. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could having mild cerebral palsy prolong growth development, cause slow growth, or stunt growth?

Please tell me, could having mild cerebral palsy prolong growth development, cause slow growth, or stunt growth?

Cerebral palsy is a : group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by the way they limit mobility, posture, arm/hand use & oral motor skills. In kids with CP, growth is slower than that of neurotypical peers, the difference is greater with age. Puberty may be delayed & last longer. Poor oral motor function, endocrine problems & gastroesophageal reflux all can impact nutrition, growth & body composition. ...Read more

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Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause unpleasant effects?

Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause unpleasant effects?

Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. However, if the dose is too high, side effects of growth hormone excess, such as joint pains and edema (swelling) can occur. ...Read more

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What causes a growth hormone deficiency problem?

Pituitary activity: There are several reasons why children or adults can have a pituitary that is unable to make enough hgh for adequate growth or metabolic wellbeing. Consult a real endocrinologist if you think you or your child may have a deficiency of gh. ...Read more

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What long term side effects can the growth hormone nutropin (human growth hormone) aq cause?

What long term side effects can the growth hormone nutropin (human growth hormone) aq cause?

Many: If you take hgh (nutropin) after your growth centers have been closed the only things that will grow is cartilage so your ears and nose will get bigger and your facial features will become coarse. Hgh is also a diabetogenic substance, so it can give you diabetes. It also enhances the growth of intestinal polyps and may cause prostate enlargement and malignancy. ...Read more

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What uncommon hormonal disorders (besides acromegaly & pituitary tumors) cause growth hormone overproduction? Do they add height in those over 30?

What uncommon hormonal disorders (besides acromegaly & pituitary tumors) cause growth hormone overproduction? Do they add height in those over 30?

Height: No, height does not increase in patients over 20-25. I do not quite follow why you think you have growth hormone overproduction. More important - you must see your primary doctor and have her/him evaluate all of your concerns. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Read a side effect of Cymbalta is breast growth caused by hormone imbalance. Does hormone imbalance (GH) from Cymbalta also cause growth in height?

Does NOT: Top 5 AE of Cymbalta (duloxetine) Nausea, Dry mouth, Headache, Somnolence, Fatigue. Not seen as much are Constipation, Dizziness, Anorexia (weight loss)Insomnia, Diarrhea. Cymb may sometimes makes people feel well enough that they may have an increase in suicidal thoughts!!!This is an awesome med not only for depression but also NEUROPATHIC pain. May take 10 d + to overcome AE (MAX 60mg 2xd) ...Read more