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When i was 14 I fasted for 3 days a week for 9 months. I went from obese to healthy weight losing 72lb but havent grown since.Did this stunt my growth

When i was 14 I fasted for 3 days a week for 9 months. I went from obese to healthy weight losing 72lb but havent grown since.Did this stunt my growth

Growth: Yes, this could stunt your growth and you must see your doctor about this. Unlikely to be a problem. FYI - I lived in Bondi from age 3 to 30 before getting a two year scholarship in St. Louis, Missouri. For reasons unknown I was not given the opportunity to return. Turned out to be OK . ENJOY LIFE!!! ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Can acid reflux stunt growth?

Can acid reflux  stunt growth?

Generally no: It generally does not unless someone is very nauseous from reflux and is unable to eat well and falls under the growth curve. This would be a very extreme case, in which acid is not controlled for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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Does weight lifting stunt growth?

Does weight lifting stunt growth?

No: Strength training won't stunt growth and is a great way to improve your health. Whether you're young and growing fast or stopped growing taller a long time ago, focus on good form and control to minimize the risk of injury. ...Read more

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Could penile injury stunt growth?

Could penile injury stunt growth?

Not overall growth: An injury to the penis should not have anything to do with overall growth of the body. If you mean can it stunt the growth of the penis during puberty, that really depends what the injury was and how extensive the damage is. If it was something minor, it is doubtful there would be any change in overall length or width. If there was significant damage, there could be scarring or permanent changes. ...Read more

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Could sleeping late stunt growth?

Could sleeping late stunt growth?

Not at all: Sleeping late will not stunt growth - sometimes sleeping late is a sign of an adolescent actually growing. ...Read more

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How does penile injury stunt growth?

How does penile injury stunt growth?

It doesnt: Injury to the penis either before or after puberty in no way can stunt a person's overall growth ...Read more

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Will drinking coffee as a kid stunt growth?

Will drinking coffee as a kid stunt growth?

No: As long as the child gets adequate nutrition and adequate sleep coffee will have no effect on the ultimate height of the child. ...Read more