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Doctor insights on: How To Look Younger Than Your Age

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Is your younger sibling suppose to be taller than the older sibling?

Is your younger sibling suppose to be taller than the older sibling?

No: Everyone is genetically unique, so it's a roll of the dice whether a younger sibling will be taller or not as an adult. The average height at 2 years, however is very predictive of end adolescent height for 80% boys and girls ...Read more

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How to get your eye to look bigger than normal ?

How to get your eye to look bigger than normal ?

Depends: On the reason why you think it looks small. Have it checked out first to make sure there is no pathologic lid or orbit problem. Blepharoplasty can change an anatomic lid issue with a small appearing eye. Some people enhance their eye appearance without surgery using "circle" contact lenses. ...Read more

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Starting to think boomers are much less healthy than their parents at same age. Correct? Why?

Starting to think boomers are much less healthy than their parents at same age. Correct? Why?

America: All ages are overall less healthy. We are more sedentary, and make more unhealthy food choices than in the past. ...Read more

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How likely is someone to grow taller at age 14?

How likely is someone to grow taller at age 14?

Yes: Individual results will vary.Males usually have more linear growth left at 14 than females but both have some. The amount will depend on progression through puberty and the nature of your growth centers. An x-ray of the hand can show if the growth centers remain open to more growth or have begin to close. ...Read more

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How much does a woman's fertility decline at age 30? What is the ideal age to have a baby?

How much does a woman's fertility decline at age 30? What is the ideal age to have a baby?

Somewhat: On average fertility starts to decline around age 27. There is no perfect time. It also depends on how many children you want and your personal and family history. There is never a good time to start! ...Read more

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How should I speak to someone retiring at a young age due to premie baby?

How should I speak to someone retiring at a young age due to premie baby?

See below: I would support the person's decision. Try to help the person through any doubts, anxiety, or second guessing that maybe going on. If you are able, offer assistance with caring for the child, baby sitting. ...Read more

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If a teen(17), were to have ms, would they progress to disability faster or slower than someone of an older age, wether it's rrms or progressive?

If a teen(17), were to have ms, would they progress to disability faster or slower than someone of an older age, wether it's rrms or progressive?

Variable: Most cases of MS present in late 20's or early 30's. Presentation in adolescence is usually felt to be the typical onset in children, and the course is most often relapsing remitting, with variable progression based on therapy being used. Primary progressive disease usually occurs at far later age, such as late 30's, early 40's. ...Read more

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If anorexic as a child, after recovering at age 17 would the boobs and height grow to their original potential ?

If anorexic as a child, after recovering at age 17 would the boobs and height grow to their original potential ?

Need more informatio: Need more information, including, growth percentiles and physical developmental stage prior to becoming anorexic, age of anorexia, duration of anorexia, duration of recovery, developmental stage at time of recovery, to name a few. ...Read more

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What should be the average age to start masturbation (girls)?

What should be the average age to start masturbation (girls)?

No answer: There is no answer at all to this question. Some girls never masturbate. Some toddlers rub themselves in private areas at age 2 because they find out it feels good. Sexual development has a wide range in girls as well, with some girls now developing at age 7-8, and others not until mid-teen years. Just no one age that is the right or wrong answer to this question. ...Read more

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What should someone do to build muscles at a young age?

What should someone do to build muscles at a young age?

Resistance: Have someone introduce you to the gym. Choose maybe six stations for each body area. Do three sets of ten reps at maximum weight for this area, three times per week. At the same time, eat sensibly, get 1 gram of protein per pound that you weigh daily, and do cardio for definition and general health. Congratulations on your new pursuit -- may it be a lifelong interest. ...Read more

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Why or how would a chiropractor "adjust" young children, being that young children are so flexible anyway?

Why or how would a chiropractor "adjust" young children, being that young children are so flexible anyway?

Health Hooey: Imho this is medical quackery at it's worst. Although some chiropractics claim to be pediatric specialists, neurologists, evidenced based medicine does not bear this out. Bony manipulation also doesn't cure allergies, autism or adhd. There is clinicial evidence that chiropractic medicine can be useful in the treatment of adult low back pain. There is some controversy w docs who care for adults. ...Read more

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What causes cancer to age a person so much so quickly?

What causes cancer to age a person so much so quickly?

Cancer aging: Different factors: chemo-radio therapy could be taxing on you, surgery complications (if any), how advanced is the cancer (late stage- terminal phase wastes the patient the most), type of cancer (colon is a slow cancer, lung-pancreas are fast acting cancer), emotional strenght and support, age of the patient and general health. ...Read more

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Do babies age to weight/length percentiles project to their potential adult size... Or is it only applicable to their babyhood?

Do babies age to weight/length percentiles project to their potential adult size... Or is it only applicable to their babyhood?

Growth: Potential adult height depends mostly on family height. One rough calculation: mid parental height (+) 1 inch for boy and (-) 1 inch for girls. Infants and young children temporarily loose weight with slowness of growth when they have minor illnesses, and catches up soon after recovery. The child who has been always overfeed and big has seen to be overweight as adults. ...Read more

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How misaligned do a child's teeth have to be for her to need braces at age 9?

How misaligned do a child's teeth have to be for her to need braces at age 9?

Individual decision: Age nine and ten are too often referred to as the ugly duckling stage of tooth development. All kind of changes going on in the mouth. Evaluation of the tooth sizes to arch lengthen, a skeletal analysis, and the eruption pattern. What looks awful now may not be so bad as it looks. Two stage ortho is common enough. Early treatment can have advantages is some cases, but not routinely. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get your tubes tied? And if your younger than the age, could a parent sign for you to get them tied?

How old do you have to be to get your tubes tied? And if your younger than the age, could a parent sign for you to get them tied?

18: Outside of bilateral ectopic pregnancies, tubal ligation is an elective procedure. No rational gynecologist should agree to do a tubal ligation on a minor ( under 18 ) , even with parental consent. As long as there is. O threat to the patient's life. ...Read more

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At what age or stage of life should you start to downsize? I want to hang on to sentimental objects due to memories..

Depends on you.: This depends on who you are and what you consider sentimental. Hoarding is a very fast growing problem all over the country, and many people attatch memories, etc. To things, like milk cartons, etc.. Having said that, there are always things people accumulate over life that mean a lot. If the item is in good condition, and is clean, it should be no problem, but don't get trapped in your home. ...Read more

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My boy friend told me to go for botox so that i will look more younger. Will there be any side effects later? Or any other way to look younger? Advise

My boy friend told me to go for botox so that i will look more younger. Will there be any side effects later? Or any other way to look younger? Advise

"Advise"? Okay!: The only definitive solution to this problem is to get another boyfriend. This one clearly is more interested in surface appearance i.e. your looks than in who you are as a person. ...Read more

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At what age is too young to have ms?

At what age is too young to have ms?

Never too young: Ms has been diagnosed in infants and toddlers. Rare, but seems to have happened. ...Read more