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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 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 ?

Jibberish: You are trying to interpret a complex interpretation of x-rays and/or mri. These are just visual descriptions of the films. More important are the clinical symptoms and the interpretation of your problem by a competent physician. Sounds like a traumatic event in your upper back with compression and shifting of the bones of the spine. Not much can be done, but surgery may be an option. ...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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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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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