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Can Arimidex Be Used To Help Stop The Bone Plates To Fuse To Early
Experimental: Only studied in pubertal boys for short periods of time. Side effects may include: very elevated testosterone levels, vertebral bone deformities and infertility. As no long term safety studies exist, and the outcome for stature improvement is controversial between some studies with small number of subjects, using aromatase inhibitors is considered experimental by the pediatric endocrine society. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
How do you treat short stature and how to prevent the closing of the bones - will this allow the boy (14 yrs) to continue growing?
Variable: There are strict fda-approved indications for gh rx which include gh deficiency, certain syndromes, and severe small stature as determined by growth chart plots. Experimental treatment with Letrozole is available thru some pediatric endocrine centers, which can help to keep growth plates open, but se may be fertility issues and spine problems. It's not fda approved and may not be worth risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to grow taller. How effective are the hgh pills that have to be taken orally compared to the injections?
What are all the possible conditions/issues that can cause someone's growth plates to never close? Do you eventually stop growing taller @ some point?
What happens to the bones after bisophanate or other treatment comes to its end? Would the bones revert back to original losses?
I believe 50% of the: bone involvement is likely to result in a pathological fracture. U should see and ask your local Ortho-Oncologist about this, as he has seen and examined you and your scans/XRs etc, so he can answer you better,. rather any of us, who may not fully appreciate the extent of your lesion, without seeing all the documentations/scans. Good luck. ...Read more
Control perio: Periodontal disease is incurable, but treatable and maintainable. You must be diligent about following treatment protocols and maintenance schedules, and home care instructions. The key is keeping the bacterial count down by proper oral hygiene and professional periodontal treatment at your dentist's or periodontist's office. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I expect mom's stage 4 metastatic bone cancer to develop? Besides the lung, it is in her bones. Will it stay in the bones, or move to organs?
How do you treat short stature and how to prevent the closing of the bones (hand X-ray 16 yr)- will this allow the boy (14 real age) to grow?
I read the drug Lupron (leuprolide) can be given to make young women grow taller. Will it also cause height to grow in adult women (over 35) if taken for IUIs?
What rare events can cause bones to never fuse? Do U keep growing or eventually stop @ a certain age? Can growth stop & start again 10-15 yrs later?
DJD: Unlikely necrosis, must likely degenerative joint disease. Physical therapy often very helpful here. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aging process: i don't think so it's ever happened, this is biological and evolutionary process Our goal to to have elderly people active , physically , emotionally, mentally, prevent complications of diseases, and we can always to minimize suffering of dying process ...Read more
Arimidex (anastrozole): Arimidex (anastrozole) is a definetely a reason to have a bone mineral density screening. It can decrease bone mineral density which may increase the risk of osteoporosis. First have a bone screening. Make sure to eat a healthy diet and find foods rich in calcium. A calcium supplement with vit d is a great choice too, but is not the main way to get your calcium. If you can do weight bearing exercises also. ...Read more
Can a child with normal levels of hormones use letrozole to delay growth plates closure and sermorelin to increase height?
Not indicated: In case of normal growth parameters in a child ( like normal growth hormone and igf1 levels and normal bone age) there is not much significance of sermorelin or human growth hormone therapy. Letrozole is not indicated and is still in its primary experimental stages for use for this indication. All one needs in this scenario are regular growth velocity checks at your doctor's office. ...Read more
Is it true that in 15-20 years it'll be possible to grow taller or lengthen bones via stem cells?
True is a little: Since you are looking 15 plus years out we would say a definite maybe. True/false begs the question. ...Read more
I want to understand how bone/marrow heals after removal of femur interlocking nail. Is there any link which could help to understand the process?
Osleoblasts: Bone has bone repairing cells which fix it. Will look up a link and post for u. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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