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Can you have a loss of height from heavy weight lifting?

Can you have a loss of height from heavy weight lifting?

No: Your height is dependent on your bone structure, not muscle mass. So, you will not lose height by lifting weights. However, since gaining mass will make you look wider, it may give you the illusion that your height has decreased, even though it is not the case. ...Read more

Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset, very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise, and environment ...Read more

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Does loss of height (1 inch) indicate that my spine is becoming more compress? Used to do a lot of weightlifting, lumbar and lower feel compressed

Loss of Height: Loss of height is a natural part of aging, and some people start losing height as early as age 30. It is not uncommon for people to lose 1/4" of height every decade after age 40. Men generally have more muscle mass and lose bone more slowly than women, and therefore do not lose height as rapidly. Loss of height of 1" at 25 is highly unusual, and should be investigated by your physician. ...Read more

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What causes you to have a loss of height when you have osteoporosis?

What causes you to have a loss of height when you have osteoporosis?

Fracture: Compression fractures of the spine lead to height loss. The bone collapses and you shrink. These can be painfree, so if you lose more than an inch in height, see your doctor and consider an xray. ...Read more

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Loss of height at 20 years old? Is that possible?

Loss of height at 20 years old? Is that possible?

Unlikely: Unless the person has a debilitating bone disease, it is very unlikely. Most likely is that person was measured inaccurately or with different methods. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loss of height?

Loss of height.: This means to get shorter. For example, older individuals with osteoporosis can lose height via vertebral compression fractures. ...Read more

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What do you do for an anterrior wedge compression fx. L1 vertebral body with 50% loss of height, 30% superrior endplate retropulsion dextroscoliosis?

What do you do for an anterrior wedge compression fx. L1 vertebral body with 50% loss of height, 30% superrior endplate retropulsion dextroscoliosis?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Mri says Disc t3-4 through t8-9 show loss of height. Intervertebral discs t7-8 and t8-9 mild signal changes. Mild anterior wedging of t7, t8. Meaning?

Mri says Disc t3-4 through t8-9 show loss of height. Intervertebral discs t7-8 and t8-9 mild signal changes. Mild anterior wedging of t7, t8. Meaning?

Mild changes normal: Mild degenerative changes that can be seen in everyone's spine as we age. Wouldn't worry in the least about that MRI reading. It's a bit unusual to get an entire thoracic spine...what are your symptoms? ...Read more

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How long does it take a minor uncomplicated no loss of height vertebral end plate fracture to heal?

How long does it take a minor uncomplicated no loss of height vertebral end plate fracture to heal?

8-12weeks: Most vertebral fractures are healed by 8-12 weeks, although some degree of healing can be seen on MRI up to about 6 months. ...Read more

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All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?

If you statement is-: -true, it should be obvious on an MR. In this case I would check 2 be sure that there was not a mixup in identification of whose images are whose. Be sure that they are your images. ...Read more

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Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?

Unlikely: All the things you suggest as causes are a) unlikely to be the cause of loss of height, and b) extremely unlikely to be caused by psych meds. ...Read more

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I have disc degeneration, loss of height, protrusion, spondylosis, disc bulge, mild stenosis on neck and lumbar. Can I use an inversion table?

I have disc degeneration, loss of height, protrusion, spondylosis, disc bulge, mild stenosis on neck and lumbar. Can I use an inversion table?

Conservative care: Yes, I believe that all people should exhaust and utilize all conservative measures for treatment of his or her back pain first, prior to discussing surgical intervention. I tell my patients that is it is helpful then it should definately be incorporated in your treatment plan. I have had many patients say that an inversion table has helped with their neck and low back pain. ...Read more

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I fell off my m'bike. I have compression fracture t12 vertebra (25% loss of height) how long will it take to heal? The Thai doctor said three weeks.

I fell off my m'bike. I have compression fracture t12 vertebra (25% loss of height) how long will it take to heal? The Thai doctor said three weeks.

About right: Assuming you are healthy and a non-smoker that is a reasonable timeframe. Could take up to 6 weeks. Avoid high impact activities or heavy lifting. ...Read more

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What is a good fat loss diet/workout. Lost a lot of fat on herbalife diet, but looking to trim from 30%-20% or below. Is weight lifting best?

What is a good fat loss diet/workout. Lost a lot of fat on herbalife diet, but looking to trim from 30%-20% or below. Is weight lifting best?

Exercise + Diet: Weight lifting is an excellent way to burn fat while also building muscle. Cardiovascular exercise is a way to burn fat without building much muscle. However, the total amount of calories you take in compared the amount you expend will affect this as well. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting decrease body growth (height)?

Can weight lifting decrease body growth (height)?

No: At a listed age of 22, weightlifting is not going to change your height, nothing will. You are finished growing. For those in their early teens that start weightlifting, we encourage them to avoid powerlifting until they have reached their final height. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting really affect the height growth?

No: If you are basically healthy, then your growth will determined by the potential your dna has. Nothing you do will really matter. There are no exercises or supplements that will make you taller than you are meant to be. ...Read more

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Does weight lifting safe for kids under 18. With a trainer.&its safe for there height.

Does weight lifting safe for kids under 18. With a trainer.&its safe for there height.

Maybe, maybe not: Strength training is often part of adolescent activities and can be a valuable part of their life. This differs from weight training;which, in a growing child can cause significant injury to growth plates. Strict supervision by qualified trainers in technique with low load practice is safe, but power lifting and full weight training should wait until a kid has reached his/her final height. ...Read more

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Sir, does pushups, situps and weight lifting effect on the growth. Height. At the age of 17?

No: If the teenager is still in active growth, be careful re heavy power lifting as it can cause growth plate damage. However, most 17 yo boys are done growing. ...Read more

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Age 18, doing weight lifting, I am afraid of weights that will affect my height growth? I ain't really tall, 168 cm. What weights should I prevent?

Hard to say: At 18 most have finished their linear growth (growing taller) because growth plates have fused. When this happens, you have no further growth. If you entered puberty late, and your growth plates are open, it will be visible on an x-ray of your hand. If your growth centers are open, power lifting would not be advisable, but because of possible injuries, not growth potential. ...Read more

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Could it make a difference in weight loss if you add weight lifting to your routine?

Could it make a difference in weight loss if you add weight lifting to your routine?

Resistance training: Aerobic training burns calories while you exercise. Resistance training builds muscle mass, which continues to burn calories even when you are not exercising. It is best for overall fitness and weight loss to combine the two. ...Read more

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Sir I'm 16. I go to the gym. Does doing squats stunt growth of height? Similarly I've been told weight lifting stunt growth. Is it true?

No: Lifting weights does not stunt your growth. It is good for your overall health as well as making strong muscles and bones. Continue doing it if you like. ...Read more

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I recently started exercising and I would to know what supplements really work to improve my weight loss and muscle gain? I do weight lifting

I recently started exercising and I would to know what supplements really work to improve my weight loss and muscle gain? I do weight lifting

Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise, rather weight lifting, would be more conducive to weight loss. You do not need any supplements, but need to reduce you food intake.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Does weight lifting cause an increase in testosterone which can cause hair loss?

Does weight lifting cause an increase in testosterone which can cause hair loss?

Not significantly: People who have high testosterone might lose hair and might be good at weight lifting.

However the causality does not go the other way. Meaning that lifting weights will not significantly increase your testosterone (in the absents of supplements or steroids). ...Read more

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Is 17 to early to take weight loss pills and if so what are the side effects male 17 african-american tried running weight lifting dieting

Is 17 to early to take weight loss pills and if so what are the side effects male 17 african-american tried running weight lifting dieting

It depends: If the 17 year old in question has a bmi of 30 or above and has been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone, it would be reasonable to add appetite suppressants to a physician supervised program of proper nutrition and adequate exercise. If the 17 year old is near normal weight (bmi 25-26 or in the normal range 18.5-25) than I would not recommend adding appetite suppressants. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

Loss Of Height (Definition)

This means to get shorter. For example, older individuals with osteoporosis can lose height ...Read more