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Is is true that poor nutrition during your infancy causes you to have shorter arms and legs?

Is is true that poor nutrition during your infancy causes you to have shorter arms and legs?

May: Different type of nutritional deficiencies may produce different growth disorders. Vitamin d defieicncy and resultant rickets may cause arms and legs to be shorter than normal. ...Read more

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How short is a person who has short arms and legs to be a midget?

How short is a person who has short arms and legs to be a midget?

Midget vrs dwarf: "midget" refers to a person who is very short, but normally proportioned. A person who is small in height but doesn't have disproportionate limbs or other body parts would be a midget (term considered offensive by most). On the other hand, "dwarf" referrs to a person who is small and has disproportionate body parts. Usually a midget is considered if they are under 4'11". ...Read more

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How short is a person who has short arms and legs to be a midget?

Midget vrs dwarf: "midget" refers to a person who is very short, but normally proportioned. A person who is small in height but doesn't have disproportionate limbs or other body parts would be a midget (term considered offensive by most). On the other hand, "dwarf" referrs to a person who is small and has disproportionate body parts. Usually a midget is considered if they are under 4'11". ...Read more

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Is is true that poor nutrition during your infancy causes you to have shorter arms and legs?

May: Different type of nutritional deficiencies may produce different growth disorders. Vitamin d defieicncy and resultant rickets may cause arms and legs to be shorter than normal. ...Read more

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Normal CBC 4 weeks ago. I have itp. Could leukemia have developed in that short time? Aches and pains in arms and legs off and on has me worried.

Normal CBC 4 weeks ago. I have itp. Could leukemia have developed in that short time? Aches and pains in arms and legs off and on has me worried.

Why: You have itp with normal platelets. That's good. You have aches in the arms and legs -- a common and nonspecific symptom. That wouldn't make me think of leukemia at all. If you have bruising or bleeding, than a CBC is needed. Otherwise, itp as an auto-immune disease may be associated with other auto-immune diseases. See you md to consider a differential diagnosis of your symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I put an end to fat on arms and legs?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain % will be arm ; leg fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten arms use standing biceps curl w dumbbells, hammer curls w dumbbells, triceps kickback w dumbbells ; lying triceps extension w dumbbells. Tone thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, plyometric squat, stair steps, >. ...Read more

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What would cause serve achs and pains in the arms and legs?

What would cause serve achs and pains in the arms and legs?

Multip possibilities: Possibilities are multiple. Pain in the limbs could be caused by a problem in the muscles, joints, tendons, nerves or other conditions such as referred pain from the spine. If pain is severe and persistant do see your physician for an exam and appropriate testing for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I sometimes feel quick sharp pains in my arms and legs. It happens in the legs more often and more than once during a day. Should I worry?

I sometimes feel quick sharp pains in my arms and legs. It happens in the legs more often and more than once during a day. Should I worry?

Not to worry: Dear ChelsieH, it is normal to feel "quirky" things like hurting or tingling or twitching intermittently. We worry when symptoms happen consistently, like every day and/or if they are progressing (getting worse) in any way. If these pains are short and intermittent, I wouldn't worry. Let us know if they become stronger and more frequent. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Recurring shooting pains in arms and legs (particularly arms) most days. Seems to flare up in the cold, are these symptoms of anything serious?

Recurring shooting pains in arms and legs (particularly arms) most days. Seems to flare up in the cold, are these symptoms of anything serious?

Family practice: Although you are young it could be a circulatory problem coldness can constrict blood vessels. There is a condition called reynolds that resembles this. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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My son has bites on his arms and legs and we cant tell what it is because we have not been biten by anything I really need help to know what it is?

My son has bites on his arms and legs and we cant tell what it is because we have not been biten by anything I really need help to know what it is?

Insect bites?: The best way to clarify is to have him checked to ascertain the nature of the lesions. Lesions that look like insect bites in the exposed part of the body is consistent with insect bites especially if itchy and raised with injection marks off center of lesion or the effect of sun exposure. Other household contacts do not necessarily have to be affected. Take car. E ...Read more

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Hello. I started working out in 2013, then I stopped working out altogether. 3 years later, my arms and legs look smaller and I gained weight. Why?

Hello. I started working out in 2013, then I stopped working out altogether. 3 years later, my arms and legs look smaller and I gained weight. Why?

That's what happens: When we exercise less, our muscles get smaller and weaker. When we continue eating more calories than we use up each day, the extra is stored as fat (awaiting the day we have a famine and need to use the stored fat). That's how nature works. To reverse this, one can just eat or drink FEWER calories than is being used each day, and resume exercising. ...Read more

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What could cause weakness in the arms and legs?

What could cause weakness in the arms and legs?

Many disorders: Neuropathy, myopathy, spinal cord disorder, multiple sclerosis, various brain diseases, myasthenia gravis, thyroid problems, diabetes, anemia, sleep disorders, medication reactions, depression. This illustrates that you need complete physical exam to start and then your doctor can decide how to proceed. ...Read more

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Lately I've been having numbness in my arms and legs?

This warrants: Medical evaluation. There can be a variety of causes.
Take care. ...Read more

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I have red Lacey marking on my arms and legs. What do you think it could be?

I have red Lacey marking on my arms and legs. What do you think it could be?

Here's the skinny.: Several conditions come to mind. You're a little old for 5ths disease which usually occurs in children is a virus and can cause the lacey skin changes. Some individuals have this just with temperature changes especially in the cold. If you feel well with no fever and this is transient I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new symptoms can be due to an infection, an auto-immune problem, an allergic reaction, a medication effect or side effect, etc... The doctor will also check to see if the person's past medical disorders are causing the new symptoms. ...Read more

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Mucsle pain and numbs in arms and legs after carring heavy?

Cervical spine injur: Numbness in the arm and legs after an injury will need immediate evaluation to rule out cervical spine injury. ...Read more