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Doctor insights on: Does Alcohol Stunt Growth

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Can drinking alcohol as early as 7 or 8 years old once per week stunt your growth? Especially your height growth?

Can drinking alcohol as early as 7 or 8 years old once per week stunt your growth? Especially your height growth?

Not sure: what exactly you mean by "alcohol once a week". First of all no 7 or 8 y/o should be consuming alcoholic beverages. I am not sure that it is the alcohol per se though that is the only factor if your growth was stunted. Many other factors including genetics, diet, stress etc. But not a good idea for preteens to be consuming alcoholic beverages ...Read more

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Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

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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Does consuming shark cartilage stunt growth?

Does consuming shark cartilage stunt growth?

No, it doesn't stunt: Growth. Shark fin soup, made from the cartilaginous pectoral & dorsal fins of shark, has been in use since at least the ming dynasty in china. It is used medicinally in china to v cholesterol & combat cancer & heart disease but it's benefits are controversial. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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How much stress exactly is needed to stunt growth?

How much stress exactly is needed to stunt growth?

Any/All: There is no exact answer but "stress" is a very different thing to each person. When a person feels stressed it is not healthy for them. Good stress reducers are exercise and avoid the stressors. ...Read more

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Does phenylephrine stunt growth? Please, need some answers?

Does phenylephrine stunt growth? Please, need some answers?

No: At age 39, you certainly have no growth centers in your bones that will continue to expand. Phenylephrine or neo-synephrine is a vasoconstricter and would have no effect on the growth process at any age. The drug is usually used to improve breathing through the nose. ...Read more

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Does teen bodybuilding stunt growth? And how to reach maximum height at teen?

Does teen bodybuilding stunt growth? And how to reach maximum height at teen?

No , it doesn't, and: Height is genetically determined, visit your pediatrician if you believe you're not developing as you should, best wishes ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can could you help me get abs and not stunt growth?

How to know what exercises can could you help me get abs and not stunt growth?

Any Ab Work: No exercises " stunt" your growth. So any ab stretching and strengthening will work.Situps, weights etc. Are fine. ...Read more

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Do bodybuilding at teen wil stunt growth? And how to reach maximum height at teen.

Do bodybuilding at teen wil stunt growth? And how to reach maximum height at teen.

Growth: I don't have your age - please make sure you show this to the next nurse person to optimize the benefit. Do you have a list of your height and weight while you were growing up? Please try and find the numbers. What is your current age, height, and weight? ...Read more

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I dont have any disease i want to ask i masturbate daily/more and im short , is there any link between height and masturabation? can it stunt growth​?

I dont have any disease i want to ask i masturbate daily/more and im short , is there any link between height and masturabation? can it stunt growth​?

Masturbation/growth: By natural self-stimulation by masturbation, that is a form of self-pleasure. It does not stunt growth or cause any hormonal permanent changes, though in the moment might increase heart rate and hormones during this act. It is safe as long as no redness or irritation occurs from the frequency of it. ...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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Can a caloric deficit stunt growth?

Can a caloric deficit stunt growth?

Yes: Inadequate calories in the diet, poor nutrition can cause poor growth. You should have your doctor do a nutritional assessment. Good luck to you ...Read more

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I took two puffs from a cigarette. Could this affect or stunt growth in any way?

I took two puffs from a cigarette. Could this affect or stunt growth in any way?

No: That's too little to cause any permanent damage, but it is quite addictive and can easily lead to more tobacco use, which will eventually cause problems. So, one should stay away from smoking anything (tobacco or other stuff), and stay away from anything containing nicotine. ...Read more