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Can arimidex (anastrozole) be used to help stop the bone plates to fuse to early?

Can arimidex (anastrozole) 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 more

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Premature (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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I want to grow taller. How effective are the hgh pills that have to be taken orally compared to the injections?

I want to grow taller. How effective are the hgh pills that have to be taken orally compared to the injections?

WOULDN'T WORK: HGH is a complex protein that would be broken up by digestion, leaving some of its building block proteins behind. The only way to get specific HGH benefits is to deliver it as an injection. ...Read more

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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 are all the possible conditions/issues that can cause someone's growth plates to never close? Do you eventually stop growing taller @ some point?

It will eventually: It might be delayed in some medical condition ,but eventually will close. I am not aware of any condition that will make it open for ever. But there is some condition that will cause delay. Like over production of growth hormone the will cause Giantism.as example ...Read more

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What happens to the bones after bisophanate or other treatment comes to its end? Would the bones revert back to original losses?

What happens to the bones after bisophanate or other treatment comes to its end?  Would the bones revert back to original losses?

Yes.: After bisphosphonates are stopped the bone turnover resumes its normal cycle and bone loss occurs unless exercise, hormones or other interventions are in place. Talk to your doctor about the planned anti osteoporosis therapy post bisphosphonates. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent further bone loss in elderly adults?

What can be done to prevent further bone loss in elderly adults?

Calcium/vitD/meds: If bone loss has been cofirmed by osteoporosis screening test.You should take calcium with vitd and your doctor can prescribe one of the meds to prevent osteoporosis getting worse and more loss of calcium from the bones. ...Read more

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What stage does osteosarcoma have to be at before bones are weakened enough to break easily?

What stage does osteosarcoma have to be at before bones are weakened enough to break easily?

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

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What are methods used to prevent further bone loss due to periodontitis?

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 more

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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?

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?

No: Lupron (leuprolide) is typically given to girls in cases of precocious puberty to prevent their growth plates from fusing too early, prolonging their period of growth. Once you are past the age of normal pubertal growth, Lupron (leuprolide) has no effect on height. ...Read more

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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?

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?

INJURY or: GLANDULAR failure (eg: Pituitary failure GROWTH HORMONE..Some of this can be "corrected"..UNLIKELY growth will occur at advanced age although some bone DEFECTS may result! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What can be done to stop the urge to cut?

What can be done to stop the urge to cut?

Treatment: Please look into a form of treatment called dialectical behavioral therapy. In order to lessen the urge to cut yourself, you need other options to cope (healthier ones). Take care. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy to treat TMJ actually work when there is already bone necrosis?

Can physical therapy to treat TMJ actually work when there is already bone necrosis?

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 more

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Will it ever be possible for doctors to stop the aging process and prevent death?

Will it ever be possible for doctors to stop the aging process and prevent death?

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

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Can arimidex (anastrozole) cause osteoporosis and is there a way to prevent it?

Can arimidex (anastrozole) cause osteoporosis and is there a way to prevent it?

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

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Can a child with normal levels of hormones use letrozole to delay growth plates closure and sermorelin to increase height?

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

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Is it true that in 15-20 years it'll be possible to grow taller or lengthen bones via stem cells?

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

Bone (Definition)

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