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Expected pattern: The expected weight for a woman at 64" tall is about 130 lb by cdc /nationalcenter for health statistics guidelines. Variation with muscle mass and other factors widen the range from 115-145. You can download a growth chart from the cdc website and look at the patterns by gender and age.www.cdc.gov/growthcharts. ...Read more
Lifestyle change: While your personal physician can advise you about counting calories and staying well-nourished while you do, what you really want is a fitness-focused lifestyle and to hang out with friends who are more athletic than yourself. If they see you trying in some fitness activity you enjoy, you'll get a warm welcome and a new focus in life. Exercise will normalize how our brain tells you to eat. Cheers. ...Read more
I am 26 yrs, female working as a lecturer.My height is 5 feet 1 inch and weight is 47.Is this accurate according to height, age?
Same height age 12-now(18). Period at 11 possibly 4'10 my height now. Before period age 11 and age 10 4'9.9 about 4'7. Why didn't I have growth spurt?
Need more info: we need more info to try to figure it out. Important pieces of information would be the patient's growth chart so we can see the growth over time, parental heights, any medical issues or medications patient took. It could be familial, it could be genetic (Turner's although pt had period), it could be due to chronic illness like thyroid issue or IBD. It could be endocrinologic. May need workup ...Read more
Had sev tests to DX leg/arm tingling &.dizziness like evoked potential, EMG, MRI, etc. Would any of them cause a 2-3 inch growth in height @ age 38?
Not likely: Over our lifetime,most of us lose height primarily due to disc degeneration (Which it it appears was at least 1 thing being worked up by your Neuro)& cartilage loss in large weight bearing joints i.e. the knee.By 38 most people have obtained their max height & the tests you noted don't change that.However, depending on precisely how your ht is measured,i.e. w/shoes vs. w/o the readings will be off ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Balanced nutrition: At seventeen your growth centers have limited potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but weight lifting will not make you grow taller than your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity.If close to 17 you have a little left, if like 15 you have mor. ...Read more
Almost never happens: 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
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