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What is estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. stageV tanner scale US size6.5 shoe?

What is estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. stageV tanner scale US size6.5 shoe?

Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4.5" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in - Since already 5'2.5", start there... At age 16y; and tanner stage V may not be much more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read more

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63 yr old female with vit D levels at 14. Osteoporosis since age 45. Told to take 400 iu daily. Dont/Cant take magnesium/calcium. Is this enough?

63 yr old female with vit D levels at 14. Osteoporosis since age 45. Told to take 400 iu daily. Dont/Cant take magnesium/calcium. Is this enough?

Controversial: Vit D at 16 probably not significant. Talk to your Dr. about meds for osteoporosis Best source of calcium is DIET. OTC Vit D3 1000 u is a common daily supplement. INQUIRE about bisphosphonates and SERMS. Get a lot of exercise. ...Read more

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Been suffering with lhermittes for a month (mris brain&c ok). Could a 5 year addiction to nicotine gum (15x2mg daily) cause vitamin B12 deficiency?

Been suffering with lhermittes for a month (mris brain&c ok). Could a 5 year addiction to nicotine gum (15x2mg daily) cause vitamin B12 deficiency?

Unrelated. : I think you are saying you have been suffering with lhermitte's sign, and there are no findings on brain and c-spine mris to justify your symptoms. You know that b-12 deficiency can cause it, so you wonder if nicotine gum has caused that. No. Start by talking to your doc about whether you have a b-12 deficiency. Some people simply can't absorb b-12. Ssri discontinuation can also cause lhermitte's. ...Read more

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69 year old woman has calcium level 10.5. Is this ok?

69 year old woman has calcium level 10.5. Is this ok?

Is on borderlinehigh: Over the counter Calcium supplements can cause high calcium level. If she is not on need to check her parathyroid hormone level checked. Other conditions that can cause high level are prolonged immobility, some blood related conditions -like multiple myeloma, similalry some solid cnacers like breast , lung, thyroid ,kidney etc can cause. Take her to her PCP for a detailed workup includ. breast exa ...Read more

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My 64 years old mom’s bone density reading is -4.0 (osteoporosis level). How much calcium she need to supplement per day?

My 64 years old mom’s bone density reading is -4.0 (osteoporosis level). How much calcium she need to supplement per day?

Not much: Calcium is only 1 mineral in our bones, and we need mg, boron, silica, vanadium etc plus d3 & k2 plus several hormones to make bones grow. ...Read more

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48 yr old woman. Perimenopausal. Insomnia, acne..inflammation issues. Would taking 50 mg's of CQ-10 help?

48 yr old woman. Perimenopausal. Insomnia, acne..inflammation issues. Would taking 50 mg's of CQ-10 help?

CQ-10, Anxiety: Body makes CQ-10, cells use it to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance. It functions as an Antioxidant protecting body from damage caused by harmful molecules. There is no Research showing effectiveness of CQ-10 for peri- menopausal symptoms, insomnia or Acne. Continued insomnia after taking Melatonin indicates Anxiety. Use Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Tai Chi, Therapy. ...Read more

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Hi mam good morning, mam my wife name usha, age 26, mother of 4 year old boy, her height is 168cm weight 62kg complained that two time mensis in one m?

Hi mam good morning, mam my wife name usha, age 26, mother of 4 year old boy, her height is 168cm weight 62kg complained that two time mensis in one m?

Can be Normal: A little irregular bleeding, having 2 menstrual cycles in one month, can be normal. It can happen due to hormonal changes, polyp, fibroid, thyroid. Normally it's just a random occurrence. If it happens repeatedly, she should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Question about safety & research done on Prolia. I had a coronary vasospasm from Boniva (ibandronate) 7 years ago and find it hard trusting bone meds?

Question about safety & research done on Prolia. I had a coronary vasospasm from Boniva (ibandronate) 7 years ago and find it hard trusting bone meds?

Check with doctor: Such issues should be discussed with your doctor who knows more about your medications and condition. Boniva (ibandronate) and Prolia are not identical and thus will have different set of side effects. ...Read more

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Is pueratia mirifica safe for a 32 year old woman, no health complications, for use over 3 month period?

Is pueratia mirifica safe for a 32 year old woman, no health complications, for use over 3 month period?

Folk remedy: Unclear utility;no rational data regarding benefit,a Thai root "youth" extender of dubious value akin to the irrational Chinese practice of powdered rhino horn for sexual dysfunction;Unaware of validated safety data . ...Read more

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Lung &bone&liver cancer will chemo benefit a 72 yr old women?

Lung &bone&liver cancer will chemo benefit a 72 yr old women?

Maybe: Chemotherapy makes some people live longer or even feel better. But it depends on general state of health, number of prior treatments and type of tumor. ...Read more

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mom has gist cancer, severe heart disease& alzheimer's. shes dizzy is it ok to give her 18 mg of iron daily changed her digoxin to 1/2 tab of 125mcg

 mom has gist cancer, severe heart disease& alzheimer's. shes dizzy is it ok to give her 18 mg of iron daily changed her digoxin to 1/2 tab of 125mcg

Who's managing her?: We can't answer this without knowing much more about her medical situation. It sounds as if a physician is not available despite your mom being acutely ill, and that this is the real problem. If there is a hospice care system available in your community, please get her enrolled now and life will be easier for both you and her. I'm glad you're caring for Mom and you have my sympathy. ...Read more

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Estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. she looks pretty much fully developed. ?

Estimated adult height for 16 yr old girl, period at 15 yr 0 months, dad 5'5 mom 5'4.5 .. currently 5'2.5. she looks pretty much fully developed. ?

Target height: Target height range for female with parent heights dad: 5'5" mom: 5.4" Target height would be 4ft 11in to 5ft 5in At age 16 & depending on what stage of puberty she has completed there may or may not be a little more room for growth. Bone age assessments can also determine if more height growth is expected, but this is not done routinely unless there is concern for an underlying endocrine issue. ...Read more

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Relative delivered at 6,5months 21 years ago.has celebral palsy, spastic diplegia.walks with help.any remedies and chance to walk independently?

Relative delivered at 6,5months 21 years ago.has celebral palsy, spastic diplegia.walks with help.any remedies and chance to walk independently?

Rehabilitation!: Cerebral palsy is a non progressive condition Physical therapy ,occupationl therapy and rehabilitation is recommended Sometimes Botox injections in selected muscles or even orthopedic corrective operations may improve matters ...Read more

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How much should a 5'5'' child weight at 12 years of age?

How much should a 5'5'' child weight at 12 years of age?

Varies: Here's a link to a Body Mass Index calculator. Input your child's height and weight and you can see where the child fall's on the growth scale. Children come in all shapes and sizes - health risks concerns are for those too high or too low on the scale. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/weight/bmi/bmi-calculator ...Read more