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How Tall Should A 15 Year Old Boy Be
What to do if I'm a 15 year old boy at about 5'6" and am only growing an inch a year. Will I grow any taller?
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I'm a 15 year old boy at about 5'6" and am only growing an inch a year. Will I grow any taller?
Not much: If you started puberty at the same time as your friends, and have only grown 1 inch the past year, chances are you have only a little more to go if any. An xray of your wrist and hand can be examined for open growth centers and that will predict whether your long bones have potential to grow more. ...Read more
For males, puberty starts at around age 11 - 12 and is complete at around age 16 - 17. After puberty, adolescents experience a growth spurt, which lasts up to two years. During this period of growth, male adolescents can expect to grow up to 4 inches a year reaching their final height by age 20.
As a rule of thumb, a child will be the size of the average of the parents, or slightly taller. ...Read more
1000 mg/day: You should get about 1000mg/day. I think the best way is getting it with your diet. Milk is great esp since it has vitamin d. Cheese and yogurt as well.3to 4 servings of dairy a day. One serving of dairy is 8 oz of milk, or 2 slices of cheese or 2 containers of yogurt so choose your 3 to 4 servings. If u use supplements try to get natural supplements from real food ...Read more
Depends on activity: Dietary sugars should generally come from food, and be naturally occurring, as opposed to being added sugars. An active 15 yr old boy running track/cross country 3 seasons per year could need 4500 calories per day. A sedentary boy could need 2200 or fewer if he is overweight. Optimize vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats, plenty of water in diet. might not need to count calories then. ...Read more
I have a friend who is a 15 year old boy with Crohn's disease & he's going through tests to see if h?
Crohn's disease can be very severe and difficult to treat. Your friend will need you for support as the tests and treatment may be difficult and prolonged. If medical attention does not seem adequate then urge more consultations.
Being a good friend and listening will mean a tremendous help to your fiend and her son. ...Read more
Hello, I'm just a 15-year-old boy, and I'm suffering from an anxiousness. Everytime I feel anxious, my body feels cold and sick, I feel so weak. Help
Minimal research: Because of a variety of cultural taboos, it is hard to get reliable information on the practice. It appears to be universal, for at least part of the life of both genders. When it does not interfere with the normal development of peer interaction, there is no harm done. It does not interfere with physical growth or development. ...Read more
Safe & unneeded: Creatine is safe but unnecessary. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more
Possibly: This " wonder pill" appears to be an overhyped merchandizing ploy based on congigated lioleic acid. It is derived from dairy sources and can be had for a fraction of the c9t11 cost at nutrition stores under that name. No magic plant and ano magic results. It is unlikely to hurt anything but your wallet. Balanced nutrition and rest can support your efforts. ...Read more
I'm a 15 year old boy, 156 pounds and 5'2.My mom is 5'2 and my dad is 5'7.What is my predicted height?
Closer to your Dad:
How about your grandparents--and do you have older siblings? There's this thing called "regressing to the mean" that says you'll be closer to average than your folks.
If you need to know an x-ray of your wrist will give you a "bone age" and let you know what to expect. ...Read more
I'm a 15 year old boy and I'm recovering from a concussion that I got in wrestling. Is there a way that I can recover faster?
BRAIN REST: Brain rest is the one and only way to recover from a concusion. Brain rest means do nothing - you should sleep, lay back, relax and listen to very soft music. No going on the computer (like this), no cell phones, no texting, no reading, no computer games, no homework/schoolwork, no physical activity, no cleaning your room - nothing. Once symptom free, you gradually add activity back in. Rest! ...Read more
Heart rate: Seventy two is the normal heart rate for a 15 year old boy. ...Read more
The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of sports supplements in teens. Read this:
http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/healthy-living/sports/Pages/Sports-Supplements. Aspx
This product has lots of vitamins and "creatine precursors". Teens have plenty of "creatine precursors" and will build up the creatine they need by exercising. Beside being expensive, we don't know their risks. ...Read more
I am a 15 year old boy and I cannot ejaculate yet, is there a problem here with my penis or growth?
Not really.: You may not be matured enough to ejeculate yet. Probably it is best to consult with your Pediatricain. ...Read more
A 15 year old boy's total bilirubin is 0.8 and direct bilirubin 0.4. The total bilirubin is in range but direct bilirubin is slightly out of our lab range [0-0.3]. What might be the possible causes?
Meaningless: Difference. No clinical correlation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably 50-70: Depends on how much exercise /physical activity he gets. But a true resting hr for the average adolescent male probably runs 50-70. For those who do sports, it can be lower, into the 40's. I grew up playing competitive sports, and at that age through my early 20's mine was about 40-42. If its considerably faster, say 90 or greater, I would seen by a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more
Gynecomastia: Junior needs to be evaluated by a physician. Most often this is gynecomastia, and junior deserves the option of having the lump removed -- being a 15 year old boy is difficult enough without growing beast buds, which is no fault of his. And all breast masses need to be seen also because of the (here, remote) possibility of cancer. ...Read more
Small suspicious mole on upper inner thigh on a 15 year old boy. We are seeing a plastic surgeon in 2 weeks but I am worried sick. Is that too long?
Skin And Cancer: Nope. Skin cancers are slow growing. So, even in the worst case scenario it should be fine. ...Read more
Growth curve chart: During the teen age years, there is a natural acceleration of growth in height and weight. The growth curves for his age are available online and at his pediatrician's office. If he is following a curve for his height, then he would be expected to achieve his adult height at around 18-20 years of age. By checking his growth chart, you can estimate this information. ...Read more
I am a worried 15 year old boy with lots of questions and I can't go to anyone I need you can you help?
This is the: Place, but ask only one question at a time ...Read more
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