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Can exercise promote height growth beyond genetic limits?

Can exercise promote height growth beyond genetic limits?

Part of healthy life: Living a healthy life in general helps you reach you maximal height. That includes adequate sleep, good nutrition, exercise, stress reduction. Men grow can grow taller into their 20's. We women stop at 16. Nutritiion is particulary important. ...Read more

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Does bodybuilding close growth plates for 16?

Does bodybuilding close growth plates for 16?

No: Physical activity will not close the growth plates ahead of schedule, but, lifting crazy heavy weights could cause bone injury at/near the growth plates and alter your final height potential--so do not overdo it. ...Read more

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Will using norditropin (human growth hormone) make a teenager grow taller?

Will using norditropin (human growth hormone) make a teenager grow taller?

Not significantly: Kids with short stature need an evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist to see if they are hormone deficient, late bloomers or just genetically short. There is no firm evidence that supplemental growth hormone will add inches to the final height of a kid with normal levels. It may push him to his genetic max sooner at a cost in excess of 10K/yr. ...Read more

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Can boys gymnastics stunt their growth?

Can boys gymnastics stunt their growth?

Temporarily: High intensity sports such as gymnastics can delay onset of puberty and delay growth spurts. It is not permanent. ...Read more

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Are family or personal relationships part of spiritual growth?

Are family or personal relationships part of spiritual growth?

Relationships: Relationships are the vehicle by which spiritual growth takes place, the spiritual qualities of kindness, compassion , empathy, tolerance must be practiced with others and cannot develop in isolation. Best. ...Read more

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Any height enhancers for an adolescent with short parents?

Any height enhancers for an adolescent with short parents?

See below: Normal growth is supported by good nutrition, adequate sleep, and regular exercise. It remains as one of the best overall indicators of your teen's good health. Despite data collected for growth charts, "normal" heights and weights are difficult to define. Your teen's growth pattern is largely determined by genetics. Shorter parents, for instance, tend to have shorter kids. ...Read more

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Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

No: No, they don't stunt height in males. That is unfortunately a falsehood being perpetuated. ...Read more

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Will norditropin (human growth hormone) make a short teenager grow taller?

Will norditropin (human growth hormone) make a short teenager grow taller?

Not for them.: This is really for children who have a deficiency in growth hormone, and short stature for noonan's syndrome, turner's syndrome, and no catch-up growth by 2-4 years. It is also for adults with low growth hormone and other hormones, and those with low growth hormone as a child. It is apparently not for teenagers. It might make a short adult grow taller, but may need dose adjustment if grown. ...Read more

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Dose humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Dose  humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Treatment of this involves various types of another hormonal group, known as androgens; these will increase underarm (axillary) growth. ...Read more

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Does increased testosterone close your growth plates?

Does increased testosterone close your growth plates?

Growth plates: Unlikely but I am puzzled by your statement "increased testosterone". Please explain. Is it normal increase in your own testosterone production as you are going through puberty and beyond? Are you taking testosterone that has not been prescribed for you? ...Read more

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Do phytoestrogens have enough strength to change pubertal growth in teens?

Do phytoestrogens have enough strength to change pubertal growth in teens?

We don't know yet: We still don't know the ramifications although based on personal experience, it can aggravate or induce gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) in boys. ...Read more

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Height growth , increase height through yoga - http://bodyheightcom.Blogspot.In known as a height growth, increase height through yoga is possible wi?

Height growth , increase height through yoga - http://bodyheightcom.Blogspot.In known as a height growth, increase height through yoga  is possible wi?

Not possible but...: The yoga exercises advised on that website will improve your posture & help you stand straighter to maximize the height you have, but it is impossible for you to grow even 1 more mm. This is because height is determined by length of our bones and they grow from a part called the growth plate. Once the growth plates fuse (age 17-22 in men) it is impossible for the bones to lengthen at all. ...Read more

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Do isoflavones or phytoestrogens affect male growth plates and bone growth ?

Do isoflavones or phytoestrogens affect male growth plates and bone growth ?

Drugs: Unless your doctor has seen and examined you it is wrong to take isoflavones and/or phytoestrogens! If your doctor sees you and prescribes them I would like to hear from you again. ...Read more

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Does creatine stunt body growth, penis, or bone growth ?

Does creatine stunt body growth, penis, or bone growth ?

No, but does no good: Creatine is a protein supplement and it will not harm you, at the same time it will not do you any good either, other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more

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Can humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Can humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Indirectly, maybe : When prepubertal children are placed on hgh for gh deficiency, their bodies go towards getting back on track with respect to growth. As they catch up and go through puberty underarm hair eventually grows in. Gh will not directly cause sexual maturation. ...Read more

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Does human growth hormone increase an adult's penis size?

Does human growth hormone increase an adult's penis size?

No: Once you've reached adulthood growth is done. However, if you're an adult with gh deficiency, you may suffer from poor libido and maybe some depression. In this situation, replacing growth hormone may help to restore libido and improve mood. ...Read more

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What role do inclusion & equity have on an individual's personal development?

What role do inclusion & equity have on an individual's personal development?

They're important.: Federal law idea requires a "free & appropriate education in the least restrictive setting" for children with neurodevelopmental disorders & special health care needs as the basis for integration into the community as adults. Many children who have early intervention birth-3 & early childhood special education services 3-5 can function in an inclusion classroom with supports by 1st grade. ...Read more

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How does someone's personal growth affect their physical health?

How does someone's personal growth affect their physical health?

Personal Wellness: Congruence between mental health and satisfaction with daily life are highly correlated to well being. When something is impacting the psychological self negatively, the body responds with a sympathetic response and a systemic stress response that lead to ill health. So achieving and maintaining well being defined by the individual is necessary, but the meaning of this varies among people. ...Read more

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I used to dream of sexual pleasures with my girlfriend from teenage.Does it affect my personal growth?

I used to dream of sexual pleasures with my girlfriend from teenage.Does it affect my personal growth?

No: It is quite natural to fantasize about sexual pleasure during adolescence. It does not affect your physical health. If it is becoming an obsession, you may want to see a professional to counsel you further. ...Read more

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Would like resources in understanding how being abused for a year by a teacher shaped my adult personality. Looking for personal insight/per. Growth.?

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Would like resources in understanding how being abused for a year by a teacher shaped my adult personality. Looking for personal insight/per. Growth.?

Break the cycle: Abusers are often survivors of abuse themselves. You cannot change what happened in the past, but you can change how you interpret what happened, and you can change your present interactions with others. You need to break the cycle of abuse, which can manifest in many ways, including your personality. Joining a support group, seeing a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist may help. ...Read more

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How to know if i stunted my growth?

How to know if i stunted my growth?

No way to be certain: You're an adult; it is impossible to know what height and body type you'd be had your growth been affected as a child. The size and body types of your parents, siblings, and children can provide clues, as can historical information about diet, activity, and medicines as you were a growing child. If you're concerned about a congenital problem and passing it on, see your doctor or a geneticist. ...Read more

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Is there anything that stunts growth?

Yes a few known caus: Growth in terms of height is determined by several factors. You should expect your height to be influeneced by the height of your patrents. Nutrition through growing years(uptom age of 18-20 years) affects the growth. Most teenagers have a big growth spurt between 16-19 yrs of age..So be patient and see how it changes from one year to the next. Human growth hormone is an important natural contribu. ...Read more

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What's the optimal nutrition for growth?

What's the optimal nutrition for growth?

Mixed diet: A diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, lean meats; low in saturated fats, no tobacco and no more than one drink a day + at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. ...Read more

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I want to growth my panis so what I do for that?

Nothing: There are no known treatments to increase penile size. There are no pills or exercises. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be 16 and not have had any growth spurts?

Is it normal to be 16 and not have had any growth spurts?

Depends: If the gender is female, then there some concerns that an endocrine dysfunction might be present such as hypothyroidism, growth hormone deficiency or lack of adequate estrogen production. If male, then there might be an element of physiological delay. A bone age will help in this case. Family history if positive for pubertal delay may also reassure. ...Read more

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What is nerve re growth?

What is nerve re growth?

Axonal growth: "nerve regrowth" as you say typically refers to a nerve's ability to regenerate its ability to transmit information. This usually is regrowth of the axon of the nerve and not the neuron (nerve body). The axon is like the wire that transmits information from the nerve body to the destination (i.e. A muscle or another nerve.). ...Read more

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Why do growth plates close?

So not 100 ft tall!: If your growth plates don't close , you will never stop growing! Hard to buy clothes, and expensive, if you are as tall as the Empire State Building. Could be handy for picking fruit or cleaning skyscraper windows, but otherwise, how would you ever be able to drive a car? ...Read more

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Could smoking have stunted my growth?

Could smoking have stunted my growth?

I don't know.: The natural history of nicotine dependence in teens study (funded by the canadian cancer society) published in the journal annals of epidemiology (17 march 2008) showed that on average, teenage boys who smoked were 2.54 cm shorter than their non-smoking counterparts. I have not reviewed this study – so i can not comment on the quality of the research. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having a growth spurt?

What are the signs of having a growth spurt?

A growth spurt: is an increase in the rate of height growth from baseline. Most children from age 5 on will grow between 2-2.5 inches a year, often gaining a little more weight in the winter and height in the summer, but during a growth spurt, this rate increases to 3 or more inches a year. It may be accompanied by an increase in appetite or other signs of puberty with genital hair and breast growth, etc. ...Read more

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Could i any chances of growth of mu bust size?

Could i any chances of growth of mu bust size?

Breast size: likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy, breast feeding & possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise & weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. A padded bra will ^ appearance of volume. A supportive, well fitting bra can also enhance appearance. ...Read more

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I am 18 and have 5'3'' ht ..I wanna have a growth ..What should I do?

I am 18 and have 5'3'' ht ..I wanna have a growth ..What should I do?

How much last year?: If an older teen has not grown in the past year, then growth has finished. 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. ...Read more

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What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

Many.: Malignant tumors can be treated with any number of chemotherapy agents including doxorubicin, cytoxan, taxol, taxotere, 5fu, vincristine, vinblastine, bleomycin, methotrexate, Gemzar and Navelbine (vinorelbine) and Cisplatin to name a few. Which agents are used depends upon the type of tumor being treated. Other modalities can also have an effect on tumors- radiation therapy, hyperthermia, cryosurgery, etc. ...Read more