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Doctor insights on: Carbohydrates Stunt Growth

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Can amino acids help me grow taller? Carbohydrates stunt growth?

Can amino acids help me grow taller? Carbohydrates stunt growth?

No/no: Dietary supplements (amino acids) will not improve growth unless you are deficient in that material. The amount of carbohydrates in a balanced diet sustain normal growth, they do not hinder it. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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Can steroid creams stunt growth?

Can steroid creams stunt growth?

Steroid cream: steroid cream shouldn't affect growth of used for a short period of time ...Read more

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Can a ventolin inhaler stunt growth?

Can a ventolin inhaler stunt growth?

No: Ventolin has no effect on growth (you may be thinking of inhaled steroids which could theoretically have an effect on growth). ...Read more

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Does Atkins diet stunt growth in my children?

Does Atkins diet stunt growth in my children?

Atkins Diet: If done properly, the Atkins is fine. Follow the step by step phases, per the book. I would not recommend it for growing children, unless supervised by a physician, for moderate obesity. ...Read more

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Help can computer radiation stunt growth in any way?

Help can computer radiation stunt growth in any way?

No: This isn't the kind of radiation that damages genes or tissues. Anyone telling you otherwise is fearmongering. You might as well be afraid of songs on the radio. What WILL stunt Junior's growth as a person is if he/she spends his/her developing years playing video games instead of developing physically, mentally, and socially. ...Read more

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Is tribulus a steroid, can it stunt growth ? Please help

Plant/herb: Tribulus terrestris is a plant/herb touted to have many benefits related to testosterone, none of which have been proven in peer-reviewed published randomized controlled trials (medical gold standard). As a dietary supplement, there is no 3rd party oversight in the States to insure quality control. Check out http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/supplement-guide-tribulus-terrestris ...Read more

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Does dieting stunt growth? I have been dieting for a year with a caloric deficit of about 500 calories per day

Does dieting stunt growth? I have been dieting for a year with a caloric deficit of about 500 calories per day

Starvation: Fist, you are nineteen and your growth plates are closed. You are done growing. Starvation diets, the most dangerous form of dieting, can cause significant organ damage, hormonal damage, brain damage, and the list goes on and on and on. The other reason starvation diets are never the right choice is that the minute the diet ends the weight goes back on rapidly and most people get bigger. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if smoking hookah everyday for about 2 years at 16 yo stunt growth? And if so, can I regain my height growth with meds? Like gh?

Can anyone tell me if smoking hookah everyday for about 2 years at 16 yo stunt growth? And if so, can I regain my height growth with meds? Like gh?

Stunted growth: Smoking anything (hookah, cigarettes, weed, etc) can lead to decreased potential in growth from growth plates in your bones. No, there are no medications for regaining height or bone growth, but hormones are only used in extreme circumstances due to the risks involved. Just stop smoking, please. For you sake. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stunt growth by smoking hookah daily for just 2 years at the ages 16-18?Im short and light boned, small framed and was late bloomer.

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Is it possible to stunt growth by smoking hookah daily for just 2 years at the ages 16-18?Im short and light boned, small framed and was late bloomer.

Many causes: Your height is the product of many factors, from genes to environmental exposures and nutrition. It is unlikely that smoking tobacco by itself resulted in your stature, but to find out more you should see your provider. ...Read more

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How can growing without mom stunt growth? I didn't eat well during my teen years and never worked out, i also smoked hookah w/ tobacco, why am i short?

How can growing without mom stunt growth? I didn't eat well during my teen years and never worked out, i also smoked hookah w/ tobacco, why am i short?

Normal Height: It is very odd to affect height with the story you are telling. Our heights are prefixed by our genes and at 22 years old there is nothing more you can do. Please respond to this answer by sharing how tall you are. You very well may just be normal for your family and genes. ...Read more

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Does kickboxing stunt growth?

Does kickboxing stunt growth?

No: There is no evidence of this that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Depends on situation: A short term treatment (4-5 days or less) of therapeutic steroids is thought to have minimal if any effect on growth. Long term (weeks to months ) of any steroidal medication may have many long term side effects that includes decreased linear growth. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux stunt growth?

Can acid reflux  stunt growth?

Generally no: It generally does not unless someone is very nauseous from reflux and is unable to eat well and falls under the growth curve. This would be a very extreme case, in which acid is not controlled for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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Does weight lifting stunt growth?

Does weight lifting stunt growth?

No: Strength training won't stunt growth and is a great way to improve your health. Whether you're young and growing fast or stopped growing taller a long time ago, focus on good form and control to minimize the risk of injury. ...Read more

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Could penile injury stunt growth?

Could penile injury stunt growth?

Not overall growth: An injury to the penis should not have anything to do with overall growth of the body. If you mean can it stunt the growth of the penis during puberty, that really depends what the injury was and how extensive the damage is. If it was something minor, it is doubtful there would be any change in overall length or width. If there was significant damage, there could be scarring or permanent changes. ...Read more

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Could sleeping late stunt growth?

Could sleeping late stunt growth?

Not at all: Sleeping late will not stunt growth - sometimes sleeping late is a sign of an adolescent actually growing. ...Read more

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How does penile injury stunt growth?

How does penile injury stunt growth?

It doesnt: Injury to the penis either before or after puberty in no way can stunt a person's overall growth ...Read more

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Will drinking coffee as a kid stunt growth?

Will drinking coffee as a kid stunt growth?

No: As long as the child gets adequate nutrition and adequate sleep coffee will have no effect on the ultimate height of the child. ...Read more