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What doctor should I see about spinal growth(non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

What doctor should I see about spinal growth(non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

Primary care: I would start this discussion with your primary doctor, who can discuss your concerns and run some routine labs in order to determine whether you may need to see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Abdominal obesity is a symptom in which a person has a lot of his body fat in the tummy area, rather than having his fat spread throughout his body. Abdominal obesity can be seen in conditions such as ...Read more


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Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.

Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.

See endocrinologist: Hi. What you describe is call eunuchoid proportions and is associated with hypogonadism. Are your penis and testes under developed? You will need to have testosterone, estradiol, LH, FSH, and karyotype checked for starters. Depending on diagnosis, there may be treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain.  Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

Not at your age: I do not know of any medical treatments for surgery that can lengthen a spine. Unless you have scoliosis and with surgical or non surgical intervention, straightening the back will make your torso longer and in normal configuration. ...Read more

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What should I add into my workout to help build muscle and lose leg and belly fat?

What should I add into my workout to help build muscle and lose leg and belly fat?

Weight loss: Due to reducing your food intake. Don't fall pray to internet or tv scams. They only reduce the weight of your wallet. None of them help with anything. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I am 198 lbs. Every time i exercise, i end up straining something in my body. I also lose weight only in my legs, arms, and face. How can I loose belly fat?

I am 198 lbs. Every time i exercise, i end up straining something in my body. I also lose weight only in my legs, arms, and face. How can I loose belly fat?

Nutrition: The problem with 'belly fat' is that it's so easy to gain it and so hard to lose it. Try to focus on nutrition first, and avoid carbs like bread, rice, potato, pasta, and desserts. For exercise, try to work on getting cardio fitness rather than weight training. As you burn more calories and eat healthier, the mid-section body fat will slim down. ...Read more

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What can I do to burn belly fat faster and get my legs thin?

Diet , Exercise: Lower your caloric intake and move your muscle to burn the calories ....More than you consume. ...Read more

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Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Most common places: Increased weight leading to obesity will still occur in the typical areas such as the abdomen, upper legs/hips, buttock area. Best way to not worry about where it goes is eliminate the chance with a healthy diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

Everyone differs: The length and shape of your legs will depend upon your genetics and body type. Everyone has a different body shape even at our leanest. Key is to aim for optimal health with positive choices such as healthy eating and drinking, exercise and reducing stress. ...Read more

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