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Puberty And Growth Plate Closure
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
Depends on the plate: Most females stop growing around 14 and males around 16. (there are exceptions.) the epiphyseal plates close around this time. Although some plates in the clavicle don't close until people are in their early 20s. ...Read more
Not specifically: In puberty, the growth centers determine potential for more growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise.Special diets or exercises will not make anyone grow taller than their genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of the wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity/growth potential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: There are "early bloomers" and "late bloomers". Early puberty occurs in middle school and late bloomers hit growth spurt in 9-10th grades. Girls do the bulk of growing the two years before menses and boys will hit growth spurt (on the average) between 12-14 years and can grow until age 20 . I always ask parents when they hit their growth spurt as that provides idea when their children might.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Masturbation: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can masturbation/ejaculation in puberty cause the early closing of growth plates, therefore affecting final height of male?
Long bones: The primary centers are your long bones, including the upper and lower legs.The vertebrae also play a part, but their growth is not as visible.The bones in your wrist and hand also have growth plates and are often used as a gauge for how growth is progressing. Once the growth plated in your hands have closed, it correlates with those in your long bones finishing also. ...Read more
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
Can arimidex (anastrozole) promote more growth out of male whose growth plates are not fully closed?
It varies from perso: -2 person & male 2 female. Female's are closed earlier than males. Best 2 Google it & examine the charts. Sam Decker a I/W buckets star is a junior, & from the end of his soph year to star of this year went from 6'7" 225# to 6'9" & 240#. Pelvic illeac apophysis closure is when it's over, seen only on imaging. ...Read more