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Can Alcohol Stunt Your Growth
No: Too much exercise will not stunt your growth. It is important to learn the basics of wt training and get medical clearance from your doctor before you begin. Careful attention should be paid to correct weightlifting form, and not using too much weight or too much stress placed on the joints. The key is to provide proper nutrition during training to give the body what it needs, esp. During growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it does: Kids who smoke during their greatest growth spurts in their mid-teens are generally shorter than non-smoking matched controls/family members. It effects some people more than others. It also impairs bone healing. Some surgeons will not do orthopedic procedures electively on smokers, and require them to stop before surgery because bone healing is slowed, and there are more complications. ...Read more
Wouldn't think so: Sugar is a nutrition source that can be used by the body to maintain blood glucose or converted to various storage forms in the muscles, liver or fat. Any food can be abused and lead to negative health consequences, the most common of which is obesity.Sugar would seldom be the only component of this excess.Obesity leads to decreased exercise and other health issues poor health does impair growth. ...Read more
Yes!: Think of it this way, when you smoke, carbon monoxide poison gets into your bloodstream through your lungs. Carbon monoxide preferentially displaces oxygen off of your red blood cells. So as your red blood cells travel around to dump off oxygen in the tissues ( including your bones) there is not enough oxygen for your bones to build themselves properly. Smoking poisons your bones! ...Read more
Yes: adolescents who begin smoking early, before they have achieved their full growth, are shorter than their siblings who do not smoke. Smoking reduces blood flow to many organs, including to bone, and impairs their growth. Smoking also impairs healing, and people who smoke who have bone fractures or bone surgery are very slow to heal, and sometimes do not completely heal at all. ...Read more
Does lifting 5-10kg weights affect height growth and pushups too do they stop growth of height...?
No and No: 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, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more
Growth: Possibly but not likely. Your pediatrician should have "growth curves" for you, and you and your family should get them and see how your growth rate is going. ...Read more
Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) affect growth during puberty .. It stunts growth through decreased appetite right? So could it stunt the penis or bone growth? Truth!
Stimulants can slow: Growth in children by about a half inch/year, but no valid study shows that they impact adult height. Appetite suppression while a stimulant is in the blood stream ceases when it wears off each day. Effects on weight gain ; growth lessen after the first year of treatment. Boys have a growth spurt about 2 years after puberty begins. See your doctor to check your stage of puberty ; your growth curve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This is just one more untruth that somebody made up to frighten you for their own dark purposes. It won't make you short, hairy, smooth, infertile, insensitive, a sexual cripple, or unspiritual. Generally it's a good thing that prepares you for adult life's thoughts and roles. If you're obsessed with erotica and missing appointments and other good things in life, your physician can help. ...Read more
Magic mushrooms: Magic mushrooms is the name given to the mushroom psilocybe group. These mushrooms when eaten can cause hallucinogenic episodes along with nause and vomiting etc. The danger is not stunting of growth but rather of using drugs that alter the mind, and then what does that lead to later. More powerful drugs? Behavior problems, school problems etc? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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