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Do isoflavones or phytoestrogens affect male growth plates and bone growth ?

Do isoflavones or phytoestrogens affect male growth plates and bone growth ?

Drugs: Unless your doctor has seen and examined you it is wrong to take isoflavones and/or phytoestrogens! If your doctor sees you and prescribes them I would like to hear from you again. ...Read more

Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Do isoflavones affect male bone growth ?

Do isoflavones affect male bone growth ?

Not known to: There is fairly good evidence that isoflavones can improve bone density and prevent bone loss in menopausal and perimenopausal women. There is no evidence it has an effect on men and no reason to expect it would. It is not known to effect "bone growth" in men or women. A 22 year old man will have closed growth plates on your bones so it is impossible for your bones to grow any more. ...Read more

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How do hormones regulate bone remodeling and osteoporosis?

How do hormones regulate bone remodeling and osteoporosis?

Yes hormones work: Female hormones increase bone density, and the maximum increase is between 9 to 15 years of age. Loss of hormones in women and men for any cause produces loss of bone density of 3% per year for the first year or two then 1% per year. ...Read more

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Does growth hormone deficiency affect penis?

Does growth hormone deficiency affect  penis?

Decreased Libido: Among other things, symptoms of adult gh deficiency may include a lower libido and decreased sexual function. ...Read more

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How does growth hormone promote growth of the body?

How does growth hormone promote growth of the body?

By IGF-1: Interesting story. African pygmies have normal gh levels, but are small. There liver's do not produce "insulin-like growth factor" with exposure to gh. Igf-1 puts the entire body into an anabolic mode that promotes growth of all organs. ...Read more

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Do flavonoids stunt bone growth in males ?

Do flavonoids stunt bone growth in males ?

No: Flavonoids from a normal balanced diet do not cause problems with bone growth. Foods containing flavonoids include onions, blueberries and other berries, black tea, green tea, oolong tea, bananas, citrus fruits, and extra-dark chocolate. ...Read more

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Can tribulus terrestris stunt bone growth ? Or increase estrogen ?

Who knows?: There have been only 2 decent studies and that was not addressed. Don't take it. Who knows what it could do? See the previous post I answered about it. Here is a reliable summary: http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21872 ...Read more

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Does resveratrol affect male bone growth?

Does resveratrol affect male bone growth?

In rats or humans?: Check out http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277004/ for data of resveratrol on bone growth in rats but we still don't have any human data regarding either benefit or safety ...Read more

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Will chemotherapy affect bone density?

Will chemotherapy affect bone density?

Maybe: Anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer, and androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer can lead to decreases in bone density. Steroids, often used to treat cancers, or to control some side-effects of cancer, can also lead to decreased bone density. ...Read more

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Do analgesics affect bone density?

Do analgesics affect bone density?

Not really: Generally, there are three groups of analgesics: tylenol-like compounds, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, and narcotic analgesic agents. The use of normally-recommended doses does not seem to affect the bone density or increase fracture risks. However, excessive use will affects both via multiple mechanisms. ...Read more

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How does hypercortisolism affect bone growth in a child?

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How does hypercortisolism affect bone growth in a child?

Complex: so far researchers are trying to find the exact mechanism, however accepted hypothesis validated by several researchers is that excess glucocorticoids (cortisone) affects growth hormone function/production by different mechanisms at different levels of control, hope that helps ...Read more

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Does creatine stunt body growth, penis, or bone growth ?

Does creatine stunt body growth, penis, or bone growth ?

No, but does no good: Creatine is a protein supplement and it will not harm you, at the same time it will not do you any good either, other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more

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Do painkillers affect bone density?

Do painkillers affect bone density?

No: But some medicines, notably the h2 blockers like Cimetidine and the proton pump inhibitors like esomeprazole, can reduce calcium absorption. Some studies have suggested this can lead to increased fracture risk in the long run. ...Read more

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How does exercise affect bone density?

How does exercise affect bone density?

Incr bone formation: Evidence shows that exercise help build and maintain bone density at any age. Studies have seen bone density increase by doing regular resistance exercises such as lifting weights for 20mi, 2-3 times a week. This type of weight-\bearing exercise appears to stimulate bone formation via bone stimulation through muscle contraction.Space zero gravity is an example of how bone density can be diminished. ...Read more

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Will human growth hormone actually increase my height?

Will human growth hormone actually increase my height?

No : At 48 yo you are long past that. Growth plates fuse in late adolescence. If you take hgh as an adult you will only make yourself ill. Acromegaly occurs in adults who have gh secreting adenomas. Growth factor increases can raise risk for malignancy. ...Read more

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Will growth hormone increase my height?

Will growth hormone increase my height?

No: Hgh is only prescribed in children diagnosed with a true growth or height deficiency due to a pituitary gland disorder. Hgh has no effect on height in adults. ...Read more

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How does human growth hormone increase testosterone?

How does human growth hormone increase testosterone?

No: No, gh does not increase testosterone production but if weight loss does occur from gh therapy (gh induces lipolysis), your sex hormone binding globulin will rise which in turn will raise your total testosterone level. ...Read more

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Why forteo doesn't use in teenager to have better bone growth as it promote bone growth?

Why forteo doesn't use in teenager to have better bone growth as it promote bone growth?

Not for use in young: Forteo is FDA approved for the treatment of osteoporosis, which most typically occurs in elderly patients. Forteo has a black box warning due to the possible risk of osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer), and because of this risk it is not to be used in young patients. ...Read more

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Do inhaled corticosteroids have a long- term effect on growth and bone density?

Depends on dose: High doses and/or frequent use can cause growth retardation in children and bone loss.In both children and adults. ...Read more

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Going to do special exercises to boosts muscle growth will muscle growth and bone density come back naturally as i start to eat more?

Any muscular: Activity can build muscle. Bone density can improve very slightly with better nutrition and weight bearing exercise -- as long as the primary problems leading to decreased bone density are resolved. Do not expect a full return to normal bone density as that can't happen. ...Read more

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My 24 week anamoly scan showed fl / foot length less than 0.8 and the gap in growth of all long bones is 4sd. Bone density, structure all good.

My 24 week anamoly scan showed fl / foot length less than 0.8 and the gap in growth of all long bones is  4sd. Bone density, structure all good.

Skeletal Dysplasia: You are describing a rather compelling description of a skeletal dysplasia. You need to follow up to determine if it is possible to differentiate between the usually lethal and the usually non lethal varieties. An article that covers the subject can be found here: http://www.Jaypeejournals.Com/ejournals/showtext.Aspx?Id=967;type=free;typ=top;in=~/ejournals/images/jplogo.Gif;iid=84;ispdf=no. ...Read more

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I'm confused by the bone density t score?

I'm confused by the bone density t score?

Relates to max dense: T score compares patient to age/sex/race matched individuals at age 32 (or so)-peak bone density. Relates to statistcs, bell shaped curve. Nl is (-)1 standard deviation and better (top 80+%). Low bone mass (osteopenia) (-)1.0-(-) 2.5 std dev (about #5-20 in a classof 100); osteoporosis (-)2.5 or more (bottom of the class). These vary with age, sex, race. Z score compares pt to same age, sex, race. ...Read more

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Should men get bone density tests?

Yes: If there is physical evidence for thin bones as when a man's bones look thin on x-ray or there is a history of fracture with minor injury or there has been a loss of 1.5 inches of height, or if there are other risks for osteoporosis such as long-term treatment with steroids like Prednisone or hormonal treatment for prostate cancer or hyperparathyroidism, dexa scan absolutely should be done. ...Read more

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How does exercise affect bone density?

Incr bone formation: Evidence shows that exercise help build and maintain bone density at any age. Studies have seen bone density increase by doing regular resistance exercises such as lifting weights for 20mi, 2-3 times a week. This type of weight-\bearing exercise appears to stimulate bone formation via bone stimulation through muscle contraction.Space zero gravity is an example of how bone density can be diminished. ...Read more

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Can advacal help increase bone density?

Can advacal help increase bone density?

Maybe: some asshole is about you believe to be true there are no wifi approved that is a supportive ...Read more

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My bone density increased. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Usu good: Unless its just an area of bone sclerosis (arthritis) can cause the numbers to look higher, without any benefit to you (ie. Bone quality not any better). ...Read more

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Will chemotherapy affect bone density?

Maybe: Anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer, and androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer can lead to decreases in bone density. Steroids, often used to treat cancers, or to control some side-effects of cancer, can also lead to decreased bone density. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a bone density scan?

Yes, check: this link for the recommendations: http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/guide/who-needs-bone-density-testing

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How badly can coffee reduce bone density?

How badly can coffee reduce bone density?

Only in excess: Large amounts of coffee may cause a decrease in bone density. A large amount is considered 10 or more 8-ounce cups a day according to the national institutes of health. ...Read more

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Do painkillers affect bone density?

No: But some medicines, notably the h2 blockers like Cimetidine and the proton pump inhibitors like esomeprazole, can reduce calcium absorption. Some studies have suggested this can lead to increased fracture risk in the long run. ...Read more

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Can fluoride decrease bone density?

Depends on exposure: Interesting question. It has been a long standing observation that over exposure to Fluoride can lead to decrease in bone density and increased overall fracture rate, however and interestingly enough, limited exposure actually increases bone density (mainly in trabecular bone such as spine). Even so, the increased density does not correspond to increased bone strength. ...Read more

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How do they test for low bone density?

Bone densitometer: An instrument called a bone densitometer is utilizes a very small dose of radiation to measure bone density in the spine, hip and forearm. ...Read more

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What is a ultrasonic bone density test?

A DXA alternative: The dual energy x-ray analysis (dexa or dxa) is considered the "gold standard" for measuring the mineral content of your bone. A similar measurement can be done with ct-scans or ultrasound, where the impedance of the sound wave can be correlated with bone mineral. None of these tests provide much definitive information about fracture risks. Ask you doctor for a frax clinical analysis first! ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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Bone Density (Definition)

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of ...Read more