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Doctor insights on: Does Sugar Permanently Stunt The Growth In Children

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Help! could sugar stunt your growth?

Help! could sugar stunt your growth?

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

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If cancer is a metabolic disease, why are we feeding children w/ DIPG lots of carbs & sugars...limited glucose should be helpful preventing growth?

If cancer is a metabolic disease, why are we feeding children w/ DIPG lots of carbs & sugars...limited glucose should be helpful preventing growth?

Be discerning: Cancer is not a "metabolic disease" as represented on websites like the one you have been reading. It's the result of accumulated genetic mutations. You're not going to "limit glucose" in any case -- anything you eat gets turned into this, as it's the key fuel in your body. I trust you'll have the common sense to recognize when a website is offering complete disinformation -- many cancer sites do. ...Read more

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Are growth hormone deficiencies correlated blood sugar level problems?

Are growth hormone deficiencies correlated blood sugar level problems?

Mostly in babies: Congenital gh defciency can present with hypoglycemia in a baby. On the flip side, excessive gh causes high blood sugar in children and adults. ...Read more

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Does sugar intake affect your muscle growth? If it helps, what is the recommended amount to ingest throughout the day?

Does sugar intake affect your muscle growth? If it helps, what is the recommended amount to ingest throughout the day?

No,: Sugar will not help your muscle to grow. The only reliable and healthy ways to do that is to go to the gym and have a trainer show you what to do, do not fall for those over the counter drinks or powder they can be detrimental to your health and also do not fall for hormonal testosterone/steroids supplementation. Do it natural way exercise! ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency cause blood sugar problem?

Can growth hormone deficiency cause blood sugar problem?

Yes: Untreated gh deficiency in infants may cause low blood sugar. Likewise, gh is a diabetogenic hormone and can raise blood sugars, sometimes too much. ...Read more

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Does bread and sugars tend the growth of bacteria in vagina that makes it has vaginal odor and itch in vagina?

Does bread and sugars tend the growth of bacteria in vagina that makes it has vaginal odor and itch in vagina?

BV: No... Breads and sugars contribute to yeast infections but not bacterial vaginosis.
If there is odor and pain, i highly suggest you see a physician to check for BV (and treat it) and if necessary, check for stds as well

hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can children have a higher tolerance for sugar than adults?

Can children have a higher tolerance for sugar than adults?

Unclear question: I am not sure what your question is asking. Children are less likely to have type 2 diabetes where the intake of excess sugar makes the blood sugar level go up. While a lot of sugar isn't the best diet in the world, a normal child's blood sugar level will not become abnormally high after a meal with a lot of sugar. ...Read more

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Can sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

Can sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

Read on: A simple sugar the body uses for quick energy so initially the child will get a boost but ultimately becaus the Insulin levels go high they get low blood sugar and get lethargic cranky etc. And crave more sugar. If u mean does it cause adhd no. ...Read more

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Does sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

My opinion,yes: I have seen hundreds of children with add, adhd and even autism where there is laboratory proof of vitamin b1 deficiency. This vitamin is of vital importance in the metabolism of sugar. This can and does affect the normal functions of the brain, particularly the part of the brain that deals with emotions. Please see my blog "oxygen, the spark of life". ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar cause bad behaviour in children?

Can low blood sugar cause bad behaviour in children?

No: Low blood surgar is dangerous as the brain and then other parts of the body are no longer able to function. Patients may become somewhat irritable and jittery and what they say often fails to make sense. They will often pass out and only if given glucose or glucagon will they survive. This is very dangerous. Make sure the intake of carbohydrate is adequate. Diabetics getting too much insulin same. ...Read more

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No insurance, but would be grateful for help. How can I help my children not get sugar diabetes?

No insurance, but would be grateful for help. How can I help my children not get sugar diabetes?

Active Lifestyle: Diabetes is a serious concern for our children. For instance, in the US, 52% of Hispanic girls are expected to develop diabetes during their lifetime. The keys to prevention are keeping thin and trim, exercise, and a healthy diet. Teaching your children this will keep them healthier their entire lifetime. Get them off the x-box and make them exercise for an hour a day, and serve healthy meals. ...Read more

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I am 27 years old.Now it is found that 185 mg sugar in 1 dl of my blood.Can i permanently relive from diabetes?

I am 27 years old.Now it is found that 185 mg sugar in 1 dl of my blood.Can i permanently relive from diabetes?

Relive?: Adult onset diabetes can be improved with diet and weight loss. Insulin dependent diabetes is from insufficient Insulin and requires medication.

Most adult type also require medications but can use oral meds instead of injections of insulin. ...Read more

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Supposing that a persons blood sugar goes so low that it causes them to pass out and remain unconcious can that affect their memory permanently ?

Supposing that a persons blood sugar goes so low that it causes them to pass out and remain unconcious can that affect their memory permanently ?

Hypoglycemia : Severe hypoglycemia (too low blood sugar) that causes loss of consciousness is also called Insulin shock. It is a very serious situation and in some situations can cause permanent damage to the brain. It is important to understand what caused the episode and take measures to avoid future hypoglycemic episodes. ...Read more

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Can taking steriods be a cause of low blood sugar in children?

Can taking steriods be a cause of low blood sugar in children?

Tends to push it up: Steroid use in kids tends to increase, not decrease the blood sugar. ...Read more

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What are the healthy blood sugar ranges for children with diabetes?

What are the healthy blood sugar ranges for children with diabetes?

Ideally less than150: But as you know very hard to achieve. But that was not the question you asked. Normal blood stars should not be below 60 though most children will have reactions far above this number because they are used to living too hogh. A low blood sugar reaction is not caused by a number but how rapidly the blood sugar drops do a child may have a reaction at a number of 100 if they were really high before. ...Read more

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When children eat too much sugar, does this extra sugar have bad effects on the brain?

When children eat too much sugar, does this extra sugar have bad effects on the brain?

No: Lack of sugar has a deleterious effect to the brain. The extra sugar will raise blood glucose level but not to high enough level to cause ill effect. The extra glucose in blood (above renal threshold) will be filtered out through kidney in normal child. ...Read more

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Aside from high sugar foods and caffiene, can certain foods cause hyperactivity in children.?

Aside from high sugar foods and caffiene, can certain foods cause hyperactivity in children.?

Hyperactivity/Foods: While there is some evidence to suggest that additives and preservatives (i.e., chemicals) in food do some harm, diet has not found to be directly causative to any behavioral or psychological syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you eat too much sugar you're more likely to get type 2 diabetes, is this especially true in children?

Is it true that if you eat too much sugar you're more likely to get type 2 diabetes, is this especially true in children?

No evil in sugar: There is nothing evil about sugar, which has been implicated in countless health problems over the years. Sugar is not the problem; calories are. (this goes for high-fructose corn syrup, as well.) too many calories makes one overweight. Being overweight leads to Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The solution is eating healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. ...Read more

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I lost 6-7 kg of weight within 3 week of time.My blood sugar level is very high 300+.I want to control sugar level and make it normal permanently.

I lost 6-7 kg of weight within 3 week of time.My blood sugar level is very high 300+.I want to control sugar level and make it normal permanently.

good start: At this point you need more then wt loss to control sugar, you need medication in addition to diet and exercise. At some point it could be possible to control sugar by diet and exercise alone. ...Read more

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Can sugar-intake really cause hyperactivity in children?

Can sugar-intake really cause hyperactivity in children?

In some, yes it does: Yes, high sugar intake can genuinely affect some kids this way. If your child is having this kind of trouble, it's worth it to see if staying away from sugar as much as possible, might help. You can also take him or her for an evaluation by a pediatrician -- especially a behavioral pediatrician, or child psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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Is carbonated sugar-free soda bad for a children's teeth?

Is carbonated sugar-free soda bad for a children's teeth?

Yes: Remember acid is what ultimately causes the cavities. Some articles infer the diet sodas may be worse since they are more acidic. Acid is also the byproduct of sugar breakdown by the bacteria. That is also why you need to be careful not to switch to juices that are also acidic and rich in sugar. ...Read more

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If you eat lots of sugar or salt every day, will it permanently damage your mouth?

If you eat lots of sugar or salt every day, will it permanently damage your mouth?

Sugar damage.: Yes plus many other parts of your body. But it depends on what you mean by lots of sugar or salt. This is a very individual matter and it depends also on what all the other foods are in your diet and how the diet is nutritionally overall. If you are worried about your diet, first google good diets and then talk it over with your parents. Call your doctor for exam if you have a diet problem. ...Read more

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Woulda bad diet in childhood mess up your blood sugar control permanently?I eat healthy now as a teenager, andadult.Would this have effect on present?

Woulda bad diet in childhood mess up your blood sugar control permanently?I eat healthy now as  a teenager, andadult.Would this have effect on present?

Healthy : Your previous bad eating habits should have no effect on you as long as you keep eating healthy.Congratulations. ...Read more