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Why has asthma increased in children less than 18 years old?

Why has asthma increased in children less than 18 years old?

Lots of reasons: It may be due to increased awareness of the disease, so instead of calling it something else we are diagnosing asthma. It may also be due to our environment. We are aware of certain countries where asthma is lower. It tends to be in less developed countries or even in areas where they let livestock live in their homes. We may be keeping our kids too clean! ...Read more

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Do you recommend the use of antidepressants if less than 18 years old?

Do you recommend the use of antidepressants if less than 18 years old?

Depends: Patients who are depressed or horribly anxious or have severe pain syndromes often respond well to antidepressants regardless of their age. We do use them frequently in children less than 18 years of age. ...Read more

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Do men grow until 18 years old?

Do men grow until 18 years old?

Around 17-18: Unless the family has a tendency toward late growth, most male growth is done by 17-18. Linear growth continues until the growth centers close, (17-18 in most) some will have slower closure of the centers and continue at a slow pace to 20.An x-ray of the wrist and hand can be assessed for growth centers and determine if growh is still possible. ...Read more

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Do people stop growing after 18 years old?

Do people stop growing after 18 years old?

Before then usually : Boys are usually done growing around 17 and girls around 16. If someone was a late bloomer it is possible that there might be a little growth left by 18. This would be seen in boys primarily. ...Read more

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Im 18 years old can I be taller or its done?

Im 18 years old can I be taller or its done?

Unlikely to happen: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist ; hand can yield a bone maturity. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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Is jogging bad for persons under 18 years old?

Is jogging bad for persons under 18 years old?

Great to jog.: Jogging is a very healthy way to get your exercise. Under 18 should be working on increased exercise so we can try to reverse the epidemic of diabetes and obesity that is sweeping through our young children. Encourage jogging on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What type of diet can i do if im 18 years old?

What type of diet  can i do if im 18 years old?

Diet: Increase fiber (fresh veggies and fruits), decrease fats and simple sugars. Eliminating sugary drinks is an easy way to decrease carbs and calories. ...Read more

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What is ideal height and weight for 18 years old?

What is ideal height and weight for 18 years old?

General rule: Your family doc has charts for this, but a general rule for a female is: 100 pounds for 5 feet, and 5 pound for every inch above 5 feet. So, for example, if you are 5'3", you should be about 115 pounds...More or less depending on your body-type.. ...Read more

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Iam 18 years old can my height increase if so how ?

Iam 18 years old can my height increase if so how
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You might still: grow a little - but it is likely that you have undergone most of your potential growth (unless you entered puberty late). Our height is largely determined by genetics. ...Read more

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How to grow in height ? I'm 18 years old and i'm 5''6

How to grow in height ? I'm 18 years old and i'm 5''6

Platform shoes: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 18 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity.If 18, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches. ...Read more

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