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Grew an inch at age 22, is this normal? Puberty started at age 15. Never had any growth spurts, just slow gradual growth.
Yes: This is one of many typical growing patterns for males. ...Read more
Does artificial growth hormones in milk make teens grow taller? My daughter is growing quite tall. Is the milk she's drinking part of that cause?
Is it true if an adult's growth plates never close post puberty they'll keep growing taller throughout their life? What bone diseases can cause that?
Growth plates: Highly unlikely but if you are concerned see an Endocrinologist and/or a bone specialist ...Read more
Not necessarily: Some boys have leg hair from a young age (certain ethnic groups). Now, he is done growing when he grows enough facial hair to require shaving every day. ...Read more
Is it possible to grow taller after puberty? I'm 23 year old nd i stopped growing at the age of 15.Is there any exercise so that i can grow 2 inches
My son's 14, 6ft tall, hit puberty at 10 or 11, and is starting to grow facial hair. Pretty sure he's stopped growing but could he still be taller?
Growth: Doubtful. Our growth is usually complete by 21, rarely 25. ...Read more
Lipoma. : It's more subjective than that, but if you've noticed this rate of growth you might want to consider having it removed and sent to the lab for analysis. ...Read more
No mom since 3yo, grew with dad only during puberty, ate junk food alot, stress a lot, delay puberty, smoked hookah for 2y, 5'7, dad's 5'9, stunted growth?
Height growth: Height growth can be a product of genetics as well as environmental factors. There isn't much you can do to change the past, but you can focus on being healthy now. Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, get adequate sleep and avoid drugs/alcohol/and smoking. Some boys have a second smaller growth spurt after their teens, but that depends mostly on family history. ...Read more
Not specifically: In puberty, the growth centers determine potential for more growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise.Special diets or exercises will not make anyone grow taller than their genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of the wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity/growth potential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 19y/o probably a late bloomer, had my first growth spurt at 15-16.Still can't grow a beard. Havnt grown since last year.Can i expect height growth?
Depends on bone age: The potential additional length anyone can expect depends on areas in the long bones (arms, legs, fingers)called growth plates. This is where growth occurs and an active open growth plate means more growth is possible. An xray of the hands & wrists can be evaluated for bone maturity since there are many to see. If your bone maturity is average for a 19 yo you are done growing taller. ...Read more
Heard of adult--decades past end of puberty--suddenly start growing taller again, 2 growth spurts in fact. Any truth to those claims? Cause of that?
No: That does not happen in real life, only in the online world. In real life, when teens and young adults stop growing taller, they stop growing taller. ...Read more
Change seasons: Yes. There are many factors. One factor is the availability of the foods in your diet e.g. Fruits are plentiful in the summer and harder to buy in the winter. Ones calorie requires may vary by the season as usually people are more physically active in the summer as opposed to winter. ...Read more
See doctor...: There are many possible causes of this including bronchospasm, infection of the airways due to bacteria or virus, GERD, post-nasal drip, or even a combination of these factors. Treatment depends on the cause so see your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated. If you smoke, you need to quit ASAP!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good for you: I hope you enjoyed the sport and will keep it up -- old football players go to seed, but swmming is a plan for lifelong fitness. What's your question? ...Read more
Does the body physiologically change as the seasons change to accommodate a change in temperature? (ie: more weight in the fall and winter)
Not Really: Humans live in artificial environments most of the time; we heat our homes in the winter and cool them in the summer. Our "seasons" are not what our ancestors lived through. That said, if we are less active in the winter and more active in the summer, then yes, our bodies will change, but it's due to that phenomenon, not the seasons themselves. ...Read more
Do kids feel hotter than adults when its hot and colder than adults when its cold? Why are children more likely to fall sick in changing seasons?
Ask one at a time.: Do kids feel hotter when it's hot? No. Do kids feel colder when it's cold? No. It's an individual thing; some people tolerated higher or lower temperatures better than others. The very young and very old tend to be more susceptible to the effects of extreme heat and cold than people in the middle, but once again this is an individual thing, and doesn't mean they "feel" hotter or colder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During summer season my body surfaces which are directly visible to sunlight is foundvery rough.For that I am using halobet ointment.Is it advisable.
NO: U r potentially causing more damage to your skin: halobet is super-high potency corticosteroid for severe inflammatory conditions of skin (like psoriasis); prolonged use can thin the skin & create steroid acne. For dry skin due to sun exposure, use daily moisturizer and sunscreen to prevent further skin damage & wear protective clothing if out in sun much (hat, long sleeves, long pants). ...Read more
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Go exercise: Your body actually detoxifies itself. I'm glad you're focused on recovering after perhaps overindulging in food and maybe alcohol. But none of the disgusting concoctions that people will try to sell you will help you any near as much as getting back into the fitness-focused lifestyle that you enjoyed so much as a teenager. You know this is the truth -- give your body what it deserves. ...Read more
Buy smaller bottles: And use it up each season! or, better yet, stay out of the sun. Really, the loss of potency or protective capability is quite minimal even after one year, but fresh is always going to be better, including the manufacturer's own recommendations. It is still better to use "old" sunscreen than none at all. Just try to limit exposure for any reason, including tanning beds! ...Read more