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Dr. Benjamin Nwosu
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Short Stature (Definition)

Defined as having a height below the 5th percentile for ...Read more


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What does having a short stature mean?

What does having a short stature mean?

Men/Women short : From a statistical standpoint in this country, short men are those who are less than 5'5" in final height. Women less than 5'0" are considered short in this country. There are separate growth charts available for those of asian descent. Children whose height is greater than 2 sd below the mean for age on a growth chart are considered short. ...Read more

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I'm short stature, how can get taller?

I'm short stature, how can get taller?

No: Once the growth centers of the long bones close in adolescence, no further linear growth will be possible. ...Read more

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In what way can I deal with my short stature?

In what way can I deal with my short stature?

If self-esteem is an: issue for you, seek counseling from a qualified mental health professional. If you're concerned that you may have a heretofore undiagnosed underlying genetic or other medical cause of short stature, your primary physician can do a history, physical & lab studies to determine if you'll benefit from genetic, endocrinological &/or orthopedic evaluations. ...Read more

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What causes people to have flat faces and a short stature?

Abnormal facies: The characteristics describe could be apart of any number of genetic syndromes or merely familial in origin. This kind of question could only be accurately answered given a medical and family history, growth charts, and photos. Anything else would be shots in the dark. ...Read more

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Why do people with it have flatter faces and short stature?

Why do people with it have flatter faces and short stature?

?????????????: ? what is it ?This is not a chat room. Your submissions are not linked. Please start over and include whatever basic information you can to support a clear question.The data above forms no coherent question. ...Read more

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What is a short stature? What percentage of normal height qulaifies?

What is a short stature? What percentage of normal height qulaifies?

Depends who you ask: Most doctors would consider one as short if one were less than the 2.5%ile. These percentiles should be interpretted carefully though as one's racial background should be taken into consideration in deciding which curve is best to use. For purposes of growth hormone treatment, the us fda has suggested a lower cutoff of less than the 1.2%ile be used (one of many reasons one might qualify for gh). ...Read more

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Do you think I should accept "short stature" or do something to fix it?

Confusing question: Your age is listed as 31, so any further growth is not going to happen.Most males stop growing at 17-18 and females 15-17. Short of having your bones lengthened by rather dramatic and painful surgery, you are done. ...Read more

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Do all Down syndrome children have short stature?

Do all Down syndrome children have short stature?

Yes: Relative to the normal population. Suggest you go to CDC or magic foundation to obtain gender specific growth chart for your child. Watch his diet ! ...Read more

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What causes short stature and what is one way to increase height?

What causes short stature and what is one way to increase height?

Genetic: Most causes are genetic. My parents are short, and hence I am too. Just my bad luck, and nothing to do about it. Some are short because their skeletal systems are a little behind, and they catch up later. Again, nothing to do. A few will be deficient in growth hormone, and testing around 5-6 years old may show that. Replacement therapy can help increase height but gh replacement is a big deal. ...Read more

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What, besides a HGH deficiency, causes short stature?

What, besides a HGH deficiency, causes short stature?

Short stature: A myriad of other things including problems with any major organ system like heart or kidney disease, genetic syndromes, gastrointestinal disorders, cystic fibrosis, rheumatologist disorders, thyroid disease, malnutrition, cushings, some medications. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for short stature other than genetics?

Possible reasons for short stature other than genetics?

Nutrition: Poor nutrition, both in terms of total calories and protein, will stunt growth. Every generation of americans are taller than their parents. For the boomers, this was because their parents lived through the depression. Now it is probably over-nutrition that is stimulating more growth (obese kids are often tall, too). Premature puberty will also result in short adult stature. ...Read more

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How many injectable iu's of HGH do short stature kids take?

How many injectable iu's of HGH do short stature kids take?

Highly variable : There are quite a few causes of small stature for which hgh is approved. Without knowing the reason for taking hgh and the concentration of the vial containing hgh, there is no way to answer. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for short stature other than genetics?

What are some reasons for short stature other than genetics?

Any number of things: Genetics is the largest determinant of most people's height. However, nutritional status, and overall well being play significant roles as well. Someone who is significantly shorter than their genetic height prediction should receive an evaluation which might include testing for systemic illnesses (kidney disease, liver disease, etc) along with hormonal issues (thyroid, growth hormone, etc). ...Read more

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I have short stature but am underweight. Exactly 86 pounds. How can I gain a little without getting fat.

Go natural : Good question, and it's good that you want some input on this. One thing to do is check with your doctor to see what would be the most acceptable weight range for your height. If you'd like to put on some weight, the best is to go natural - gradually increase a healthy caloric intake over a longer vs short time to give your body a chance to adjust. Eat and live well! ...Read more

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What, besides an HGH deficiency, could lead you to have short stature?

What, besides an HGH deficiency, could lead you to have short stature?

Genetics: Genetics determine adult height. There is also constitutional delay in which a person grows late in puberty. Hgh is the treatable cause of short stature. ...Read more