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How To Help Boys With Low Stature
What therapy will doctor use to help a 21 yo ,with malnutrition in puberty grow normally ,how effective?
Growth spurt coming?: Pre teen usually put on weight before growing taller. You may want to discuss you child's condition with your pediatrician. For diet suggestion you can serve smaller portions, substitute healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables. Discontinue soda and excess fruit juices. Reduce time spent in front of the computer, tv , games etc. Increase physical exercise to an hour 3-5 times a week. ...Read more
Limited: Grown-ups won't gain height despite a variety of scams offering this. Tall is a plus for a man, but people will be far more impressed by a man with a lean, muscular body, and any man can do this by lifestyle changes focused on diet and aerobic and resistance training. It's most important for a woman to have a little body fat, but not too much, to look and be healthy. There is no magic best weight. ...Read more
Family Relations: Teens do much better with close relationships to family members, you may not feel like talking or being with your family but it is truly consistent that when you are in connection to them your teen years will be better as their love, support and wisdom are needed by every teenager. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep Deprivation: Besides aging, the two most common causes i see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. Avoid processed foods, sugars, and grains. So, get a good night's sleep and eat meat. In the meantime, HCG or Clomiphene citrate may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you treat short stature and how to prevent the closing of the bones - will this allow the boy (14 yrs) to continue growing?
Variable: There are strict fda-approved indications for gh rx which include gh deficiency, certain syndromes, and severe small stature as determined by growth chart plots. Experimental treatment with Letrozole is available thru some pediatric endocrine centers, which can help to keep growth plates open, but se may be fertility issues and spine problems. It's not fda approved and may not be worth risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under 14: From 14 and above, it is okay to start such training. ...Read more
What amino acids do doctors give to children with hgh deficiency and is suffering from a growth disorder during thier puberty stages in order to help ?
CDC website: For kids up to age 20: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more
Motivate them: Its very hard to change someone's behaviour unless they want to. However i think having a positive influence, showing them how healthy food can be yummy, exercise can be fun or just moving around can be may motivate them to make a change. Also emphasizing their improved quality of life. Berating someone or negative talk most likely will not lead to any real change. They have heard it before. ...Read more
I am 25 with low sperm count and low testosterone. How can I boost both in order to conceive a child? What's the BEST product(s) to use safely?
Low testosterone: See a fertility physician to do appropriate tests and add medication to raise your sperm count. Depending on how low the sperm count is, and how responsive your count is to medication, you can still conceive a child with more advanced reproductive technology, but in most cases, the medications will be sufficient. ...Read more
Can height gain be possible after 18 for a female by changing diet and sleeping well with high HGH levels ? How can I lengthen my spinal column?
If no growth last yr: An 18 yr old is not growing taller if her growth plates have fused. If not fused, she may grow a tiny bit (pediatrician's growth chart for her can tell if growth has stopped). To look taller, one can choose properly designed clothing ; shoes, and have good posture. Vitamins, supplements, "special" foods, extra exercise, etc... Will not make her taller if she already closed her growth plates. ...Read more
Best women vitamins for teenage girls, that would help with breast growth and acne, or overall health?
None: There is no specific vitamin or mineral to help with breast growth or acne. However many teenage girls have diets deficient in calcium, iron and vitamin d. A multivitamin with iron can help with vitamin d and iron- however teen girls need to add more dairy such as milk, cheese or yoghurt for adequate calcium intake. ...Read more
Various: I am very sorry to hear that. Was this for prostate cancer? What is the status of your cancer now? The best "quick fix" are testicular prostheses which look and feel almost exactly like normal testicles. This is outpatient surgery covered by most insurances esp in cases of cancer. Talk to your urologist and best of luck. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, dallas, texas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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