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Does Rice Stunt Your Growth
Depends on meaning: I encourage my patients to find physical activities that they can be engaged in for a lifetime. The idea of lifting weights can mean many things. The aap and certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity which is when you reach your final height.Training in proper lifting under supervision of a certified trainer is fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toxic levels might: I've reviewed the symptoms ; signs of vit. A toxicity on several web sites ; found one mention of toxic levels of vit. A causing premature closure of the growth plates which would stunt growth- this is more established in animals than humans. Vit a toxicity is rare ; occurs in those taking more than 10, 000 iu/day of preformed vit a for prolonged periods. There is no toxicity from beta carotene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Think of it this way, when you smoke, carbon monoxide poison gets into your bloodstream through your lungs. Carbon monoxide preferentially displaces oxygen off of your red blood cells. So as your red blood cells travel around to dump off oxygen in the tissues ( including your bones) there is not enough oxygen for your bones to build themselves properly. Smoking poisons your bones! ...Read more
Yes it does: Kids who smoke during their greatest growth spurts in their mid-teens are generally shorter than non-smoking matched controls/family members. It effects some people more than others. It also impairs bone healing. Some surgeons will not do orthopedic procedures electively on smokers, and require them to stop before surgery because bone healing is slowed, and there are more complications. ...Read more
Does lifting 5-10kg weights affect height growth and pushups too do they stop growth of height...?
No and No: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more
No: Usually a teenaged boy is already enjoying his body in this way at the beginning of his growth spurt. I'm sorry somebody told you something this foolish. Either they are very ignorant, or they are trying to frighten you for their own dark purposes. Talk to your personal physician, or some other adult (maybe even your same-sex parent) about your changing body. ...Read more
Wouldn't think so: Sugar is a nutrition source that can be used by the body to maintain blood glucose or converted to various storage forms in the muscles, liver or fat. Any food can be abused and lead to negative health consequences, the most common of which is obesity.Sugar would seldom be the only component of this excess.Obesity leads to decreased exercise and other health issues poor health does impair growth. ...Read more
Does mastubating affect the body? Is it harmful and does it decrease growth hormone? Does it affect height growth? Please answer me.
No. Some facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause acne or hair loss, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage vision. ...Read more
No (urban myth): There is no data to support coffee stunting your growth (this myth grew out of a concern that caffeine may be a risk factor for poor bone health, it is not if there is enough calcium in your diet). Caffeine is an appetite suppressant - you do need to eat to grow! it seems reasonable to limit coffee intake in growing kids, however there is no data to suggest it is harmful in small amounts. ...Read more
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