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Causes Of Thin Bones
My 8yr old had an xray in ER for injury and md mentioned her bones were thin.She takes mvi (multivitamin) and drinks plenty of milk. What could cause thin bones?
See below: Multiple reasons can be the cause of thin bones including diet, activity, genetics, geographic location (eg. Northern vs southern with longer days and more sunlight), amount of sun exposure, etc. I would not rely on one x-ray done in an er to make a general diagnosis. See you pediatrician for further evaluation and work up if needed. ...Read more
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
Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday. Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?
Well: Running will not be good for thin legs and if the bones are frail it may cause more harm than good. You want to do cardio, maybe use a stairmaster and do wieght bearing excercises that strengthen bone and increase muscle mass. Brisk walking is good for your heart and endurance but if you want real physcial change involving increased muscle tone, wt bearing will need to b involved. Gd luc. ...Read more
Does the thickness/thinness of a lens effect how likely your glasses will slide down when you blink?
Sometimes...: Sometimes, but more important is the fit of the nosepiece and frame arms that tuck around your ears. There are lighter weight plastics that aren't as heavy, even with higher prescriptions. The position of the frames should be checked where you purchased them. Blinking shouldn't move your glasses. ...Read more
My daughter just turned 13 and weights about 87 or 86 pounds, and is 1.59 m tall. She eats well, but is obsessed with thinness. What should I do?
See doc: To talk to her about the issue and determine if she is in medical danger by being so thin. ...Read more
I am 21 year old. I am an engineer .Because of thinness I look very ugly. How do I increase my body size?
Thin build: If you were genetically born to be thin, there is not much you can do about it. Provided you maintain a healthy diet abiding by consumption of correct calorie and nutrient requirements, you may be able to enhance your look by engaging in physical activities to promote muscle growth. Working out5-7x a week ( both isotonic and isometric exercises) will improve muscle tone and increase muscle girth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer