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Super Skinny Me
My son is two months old hes super skinny but is the length of a nine month. Why isnt he gaining fat?
Length of 9 mo??: Babies squirm quite a bit. Unless an infantometer is used to measure the baby's length, there's a high rate of wrong measures. This is particularly true when the "pencil and paper" method is used - someone will pencil a line on the paper where the head is and where the feet are then measure the distance between the marks. Often growth curves look more like ekg's then growth charts like this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Super skinny is not: Always super healthy. If you dsire to lose weight - insure that your goals are healthy. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting >. ...Read more
What steps should I take to build/exercise my calfs i'm female and super skinny i hate it they look like pins?
Calf exercise: The calf muscle is uber stubborn for muscle gain. Amazingly all the years i dedicated to weights, weights couldn't accomplish what 6-7 months on a stair stepper could do. I end my leg workouts for last 6 months on the stairs doing toe walking and calf raises as I do stair stepper. The first day you'll want to die but if you hang in there after 2 weeks you'll notice strength and then size. ...Read more
Probably not: A baby's growth assuming that there are no metabolic issues like hypo or hyperthyroidism, failure to thrive, feeding issues, congenital heart defects or other medical issues is usually related to the nutrients available compared to the energy expenditure. I am assuming that your husband has no medical issues himself that may be genetically transmitted to your baby. Babys come in all sizes. ...Read more
Will 30mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) still be in my urine after 60+ hours if my metabolism is super fast and i'm skinny with little body fat?
Probably not: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) tends to have a clinical effect that lasts around twelve hours. If you triple that to thirty six hours, it should in all likelihood be gone from your system. As a physician, i cannot guarantee this, and if your job or some other legal concern is prompting this, keep in mind that this is general medical information based on my practice and my patients, and may not be correct for you. ...Read more
How can I get super skinny really fast. I used to play soccer for thirteen years but stopped. I'm getting a little big but i've always been very small?
Slow down: Be very careful about quick weight loss it usually leads to quick weight regain. You would do much better if you slowly lost your weight. Try to rejoin the gym and rediscover your good old days of soccer shape. ...Read more
One VERY TINY vertical super skinny red line is under my thumb nail... is this anything serious? Will it go away on its own and how long will it take?
My hands are super skinny and tiny my hands look similar to that of a sixth gradercan growth hormones help me i am a male of 26 years what should i do?
Not a good idea: 26 year old male says, my hands are super skinny and tiny like sixth grader, asks if growth hormones can help. Not a good idea to use growth hormone to make one's hands bigger. Growth hormone affects every part of the body; Body Composition of Fat, Muscles, Heart and Blood vessels among others. Other parts of the writer's body besides the hands matter also Best to see MD to check total wellness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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