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Causes Of Height Loss
I have heard that ritalin (methylphenidate) causes height loss. Do otherpsychiatric drugs cause height loss?
Had bone density test that's normal ..but have 4 compression fractures in spine..50% height loss..2 hat would cause this..vit d is a bit low?
Fractures: Normal bone density with four vertebral fractures does not make sense. The bone is my specialty. Hopefully you have had the proper tests done and treatment started. If not you must do so immediately. There some women, about 15 over the last few years while pregnant or 6 months after birth who also have unexpected fractures. See an endocrinologist and orthopedist. ...Read more
Xray/MRI/CT scans: As one gets older--i would say after 50, the discs begin to lose their strength/shape and flatten out, thus one slowly loses height over the years. This can be measured, typically a decrease of your total height means the discs are flattening out. Xray/mri/ct scans can show the loss of this height, espcially if you have older ones to compare! if u are getting shorter, it is likely so. Good luck. ...Read more
Normal aging: Dedication means drying out. There is a central pulp in the disc which tends to dry up as we age. It is really the way most discs look on MRI as people get older. Fortunately it has not started to lose height yet but it probably will over time. We call this degenerative disc disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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525,000: 150 lbs of fat represents 525,000 calories. To lose this amount of weight in a sustainable and effective manner should take you about a year and a half. You want to limit your calories and increase your exercise. Ideally you will be losing 1-2 lbs per week. Crash diets and exercise programs usually cause water and muscle loss instead of fat loss. Talk with a nutritionist and your doctor. ...Read more
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