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Can anorexia slow growth and development?

Can anorexia slow growth and development?

Yes: It can essentially stop everything or severely restrict it, depending on the degree. ...Read more

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Could scoliosis slow down growth?

Could scoliosis slow down growth?

Sometimes: If you mean ultimate height achieved, the answer is possibly. The more severe scoliosis reduces height because of contraction by degree of curvature ( curvature vs straight line). ...Read more

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So does early masturation slow height growth ?

So does early masturation slow height growth ?

Precocious puberty: Early sexual maturation/physical development (precocious puberty) often lead to smaller/shorter stature as an adult. The earlier the process start, the more severe it is. Thus, often a child is evaluated regularly during early childhood/adolescent years to check for growth abnormality and institute treatment if needed. So, if u or someone you know may have this, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can curcumin slow cancer growth?

Can curcumin slow cancer growth?

At this time, there isn't enough evidence to recommend curcumin for preventing or treating cancer, but research is ongoing: Curcumin, a substance found in the spice turmeric, has long been used in Asian medicine to treat a variety of maladies. Now some research suggests that curcumin may help prevent or treat cancer. Curcumin is thought to have antioxidant properties, which means it may decrease swelling and inflammation. It's being explored as a cancer treatment in part because inflammation appears to play a role in cancer. Laboratory and animal research suggests that curcumin may prevent cancer, slow the spread of cancer, make chemotherapy more effective and protect healthy cells from damage by radiation therapy. Curcumin is being studied for use in many types of cancer. Studies of curcumin in people are still in the early stages. Clinical trials are underway to investigate curcumin as a way to prevent cancer in people with precancerous conditions, as a cancer treatment, and as a remedy for signs and symptoms caused by cancer treatments. Research is ongoing, and there isn't enough evidence to recommend curcumin at this time. As always, talk with your doctor before using any herbal supplement. It's unclear how curcumin may interact with medications. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed slow height growth?

Does smoking weed slow height growth?

Not known; unlikely: It is not known/studied about, but i don't believe marijuana use causes any growth problem--possible if woman who is pregnant and smokes her child may be small. But, it causes many other problems, often psychiatric/mental symptoms and some physical symptoms such as dizziness, incoordination, diahrea, sweating etc...The worse is trouble with the law! still illegal to use/carry/sell. So, be good! ...Read more

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How can asthma slow down growth and development?

How can asthma slow down growth and development?

ONLY SEVERE AND NOT: Asthma may effect growth and development if is severe and not properly control It will happen only if there is not enough Oxygen in the blood due to recurrence or persistence of asthma causing chronic hypoxemia But well controlled asthma will not cause delay or slow down growth and development ...Read more

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Does soda pop slow down your growth spurt?

Does soda pop slow down your growth spurt?

Soda: Soda is not in any way a nutrtional option for children. Growth spurts require water, protein, fat and carbs. Soda is not helpful. ...Read more

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Does masturbation stop growth or decrease growth rate?

Does masturbation stop growth or decrease growth rate?

No: Most boys discover how to enjoy their bodies at the start of the growth spurt. I'm sorry somebody tried to frighten you with this particular piece of disinformation. You probably have many questions about your changing body. Talk with a few sensible adults -- even dad might know more than you think. ...Read more

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Poor nutrition slows growth but will it affect final height?

Poor nutrition slows growth but will it affect final height?

Yes: 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. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more

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Can gymnastics delay growth spurt?

Can gymnastics delay growth spurt?

Should Not: With normal diet and normal amounts of exercise , no.But extremes may affect pubertal growth. ...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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Could i grow taller if growth plates closed?

No: Growth plate closure ends any linear growth. ...Read more

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I'm growing extremely fast. can rapid growth attribute to fractures?

I'm growing extremely fast. can rapid growth attribute to fractures?

No, but: Someone 43 years of age should not be "growing" or gaining in height as your growth plates have closed long ago. If you are referring to putting on muscle mass, then the weight bearing, resistance exercise usually stresses bone and can strengthen it. If your Hands and Feet are getting big and your forehead more prominent, see your PCP for endocrine evaluation (acromegally). ...Read more

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How to maintain my growth spurt during puberty and grow taller?

How to maintain my growth spurt during puberty and grow taller?

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 more

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Can arimdex delay growth plate closure?

Can arimdex delay growth plate closure?

No, not likely: Arimidex (anastrozole) is not likely to cause any such problem. But why would you take this hormone antagonist in the first place? ...Read more