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How To Stunt The Growth Of Your Feet
Try biotin: Biotin promotes hair growth, healthy skin, and strong nails. It is a coenzyme and a b vitamin, also known as vitamin h. Average growth rate of nails is 3mm/month, but several factors play a role as sell including circulation, nerves, diet, enviroment, and medical history. Toenails typically take 12-18 months from its root to the tip. Be patient. ...Read more
Variable: Females are usually approximately 2-3 years more advanced than males. Most male growth plates fuse between 16-18 years. Most females between 13-15 years. These times are quite variable. There are outliers.Usually when growth plates fuse growth stops.Secondary ring apophyses appear in spine at puberty and fuse about 25 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X ray: A single x-ray of the left wrist and hand is usually all that is required for a "bone age study". The results are compared to standard xrays of kids that age and gender to come up with the observed bone age. Open growth plated are readily evident.If you are 20, most are likely closed. ...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
Can HGH affect your facial bone structure? And is the size of your head related to your overall height?
Yes & No: Yes, excessive growth hormone can affect your facial structure & appearance. Look at photos of patients w/acromegaly or excess gh. They all tend to have thickened brow ridges & enlarged cartilagenous structures (see http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/acromegaly/ds00478/dsection=symptoms). As for head size relative to height, i'm not aware of any link for those w/o acromegaly. ...Read more
Neither: Has no effect on growth.Get a more detailed answer ›
How do you treat short stature and how to prevent the closing of the bones (hand X-ray 16 yr)- will this allow the boy (14 real age) to grow?
See below: No it will not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Increasing growth hormone levels will increase height until the bone's growth plates close (2 years after menses starts in girls, til age 17-20 in boys). This is not prescribed unless one is much shorter than average, but one can safely increase one's production of growth hormone through diet & lifestyle. See http://bit.ly/1cYCtlQ for a good discussion on how to raise your levels. ...Read more
Exercise, eat, sleep: 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
Will ejaculation cause the drainage of energy from the body? Will it cause the drainage of growth hormone? Will it affect my height growth?
can the microscopic stress fractures caused by weight training also increase the length of long bones if the growth plates have yet to close?
Stress fracture: Stress fractures on teenagers or adults have to be treated if there question of joint involvement or not. If the joint is affected surgery can be done to prevent shifts in the cartilage and gaps in the joint space. Sometimes pinning the fracture can correct it also. It is especially important for teenagers to beware of stress fractures near growth plates, they will affect the growth of the bone. ...Read more
Balanced nutrition: At fourteen your growth centers have some potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise.Special workouts or supplements 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Live with it: There is no way to make your penis longer in spite of false claims to the contrary. Herbs, diet, hormones and medications don't work. Surgery can be used to divide penile suspensory ligament - this makes penis hang lower, but overall length remains the same plus penile stability is lost. Thus not advisable length of penis is not as functionally important as many men think. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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