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Could scoliosis slow down growth?

Could scoliosis slow down growth?

Sometimes: If you mean ultimate height achieved, the answer is possibly. The more severe scoliosis reduces height because of contraction by degree of curvature ( curvature vs straight line). ...Read more

Dr. Rodolfo Saca
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Growth Chart (Definition)

A growth chart is used by pediatricians to follow a child's growth over time. Growth charts have been constructed by observing the growth of large numbers of normal children over time. The height, weight, and head circumference of a child can be compared to the expected parameters of children of the same age and sex to determine whether the ...Read more


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Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?

Excessive masterbution from age15 male caused early onset puberty causing my growth plates to close prematurely resticting to my potential height gain?

Not true: That just doesn't happen. These are simply tales which have no bearing on the reality of genetics. Children masturbate from the time they're very small. People would be dwarfs if this concept was based in any reality. ...Read more

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Does soda pop slow down your growth spurt?

Does soda pop slow down your growth spurt?

Soda: Soda is not in any way a nutrtional option for children. Growth spurts require water, protein, fat and carbs. Soda is not helpful. ...Read more

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How can asthma slow down growth and development?

How can asthma slow down growth and development?

ONLY SEVERE AND NOT: Asthma may effect growth and development if is severe and not properly control It will happen only if there is not enough Oxygen in the blood due to recurrence or persistence of asthma causing chronic hypoxemia But well controlled asthma will not cause delay or slow down growth and development ...Read more

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Do Down syndrome babies grow at a smaller rate in womb?

Do Down syndrome babies grow at a smaller rate in womb?

No: They tend to grow at a pretty normal rate prior to birth. Deficiencies in linear growth will eventually occcur in the average ds kid as they grow older. However, some maintain a relatively normal rate of growth, dependingg on other factors affecting their health. ...Read more

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Is fragile x syndrome the same degree of retardation as down syndrome?

Is fragile x syndrome the same degree of retardation as down syndrome?

Variable: They are both "genetic" conditions but they are different in the spectrum of issues they present-. People with fragile x may have subtle cognitive impairments all depending on how affected the fmr1 gene is. People with downs have an extra chromosome and kids have delayed cognition as well as physical growth and frequently heart problems.. They both may exhibit autistic traits, more so fagile x. ...Read more

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Height growth , increase height through yoga - http://bodyheightcom.Blogspot.In known as a height growth, increase height through yoga is possible wi?

Height growth , increase height through yoga - http://bodyheightcom.Blogspot.In known as a height growth, increase height through yoga  is possible wi?

Not possible but...: The yoga exercises advised on that website will improve your posture & help you stand straighter to maximize the height you have, but it is impossible for you to grow even 1 more mm. This is because height is determined by length of our bones and they grow from a part called the growth plate. Once the growth plates fuse (age 17-22 in men) it is impossible for the bones to lengthen at all. ...Read more

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Any truth that rubbing of legs, sending tingles & chills thru body, causes excess growth hormone & height to increase? I'm an adult way past puberty.

Any truth that rubbing of legs, sending tingles & chills thru body, causes excess growth hormone & height to increase? I'm an adult way past puberty.

No truth : There are a lot of people who want to be taller who would wish you could rub your legs and make it happen... Sorry but there is no truth to that statement. As an adult the growth plates are fused and you will not be getting taller. ...Read more

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Could masterbution at age 15 had prematurly fused my growth plates by age 16 resulted in short height?

Could masterbution at age 15 had prematurly fused my growth plates by age 16 resulted in short height?

No Relation: If it were, there would be a lot more short people. Short height, however, could be affected by genetics, poor nourishment, very low body fat (like in some athletes), extreme dieting, testosterone/estrogen or testosterone/estrogen-like supplements. ...Read more

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8M baby boy failing to thrive? Born 3.5Kg, drop to P10% at 2M; keep at P5-6%, now P20%. HC 40%. Height 50%. Av gain/month 550gr. All milestones met!

8M baby boy failing to thrive? Born 3.5Kg, drop to P10% at 2M; keep at P5-6%, now P20%. HC 40%. Height 50%. Av gain/month 550gr. All milestones met!

Mgt: The percentiles of normal growth may vary with age. If he is otherwise well and following his curve and meeting milestones, he probably is fine. I would recommend a variety of solids and introducing food types several times. Are his stools normal? Please check that his newborn CF screen is negative. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks

Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks

No: Most central precocious puberty in girls are benign and not related to adult illness or metabolism . Most central precocious puberty in boys are due to brain tumor, and need to be treated . ...Read more

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Can excessive GH minus acromegaly cause growth plates to slow or reopen in adults causing height to stop growing & then restart again 12 yrs later?

Can excessive GH minus acromegaly cause growth plates to slow or reopen in adults causing height to stop growing & then  restart again 12 yrs later?

Confusing!: Truly excessive GH is a rare condition with causes rapid growth if your growth plates are still open (generally younger than age 16) and acromegaly if you are an adult and growth plates are closed. There is no chance that excessive GH would cause your closed growth plates to reopen but I may have misinterpreted your question. ...Read more

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Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

No: Down's Syndrome is caused by a translocation of the 21st chromosome. The cause of Goldenhar syndrome is not exactly clear. Totally unrelated syndromes. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing ...Read more