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Doctor insights on: Thin Ribs

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Thin Ribs (Overview)

Thin ribs is a feature in which a person's ribs are thinner than normal for his body size. Thin ribs may be due to some congenital (present at birth) disorders.


Thin Ribs (Overview)

Thin ribs is a feature in which a person's ribs are thinner than normal for his body size. Thin ribs may be due to some congenital (present at birth) disorders.


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How can I get rid of thinness?

How can I get rid of thinness?

Added fats: Put olive oil or butter or coconut oil on everything you eat. Do resistance training to build muscle. ...Read more

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Are athletes with thin ribs more likely to get injured in contact sports?

Are athletes with thin ribs more likely to get injured in contact sports?

Ribs: No studies have shown that the size of the individual bones make you more susceptible to injury. The amount of calcium or strength if the bones is what matters and the relative loss of this is called osteopenia early on as you age and osteoporosis as you get older. This explains why when grandma falls she breaks her femur and when an 20 year old falls they get back up and go. ...Read more

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4 yr old, 17kg is so thin, ribs showing no appetite issues , not sick but i need a weight boosters?

4 yr old, 17kg is so thin, ribs showing no appetite issues , not sick but i need a weight boosters?

Average weight: 17 kg is an average weight for a boy and above average weight for a girl. He(she) is very likely tall and looks skinny. ...Read more

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Are thin ribs more prone to fractures and breaks?

Are thin ribs more prone to fractures and breaks?

Rib Fractures: Everybody has anatomy that is variable in make-up. Bone density and quality of the bone is most important when determining risk for fracture. ...Read more

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Are athletes with thin ribs more likely to get injured in contact sports?

Ribs: No studies have shown that the size of the individual bones make you more susceptible to injury. The amount of calcium or strength if the bones is what matters and the relative loss of this is called osteopenia early on as you age and osteoporosis as you get older. This explains why when grandma falls she breaks her femur and when an 20 year old falls they get back up and go. ...Read more

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How can I find a cure for thinness?

How can I find a cure for thinness?

Thinness: Eat more. However, if your diet is not the problem, hormonal testing (thyroid, etc.) may be helpful to see if there are any other causes that may be treatable. ...Read more

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Does the thickness/thinness of a lens effect how likely your glasses will slide down when you blink?

Does the thickness/thinness of a lens effect how likely your glasses will slide down when you blink?

Sometimes...: Sometimes, but more important is the fit of the nosepiece and frame arms that tuck around your ears. There are lighter weight plastics that aren't as heavy, even with higher prescriptions. The position of the frames should be checked where you purchased them. Blinking shouldn't move your glasses. ...Read more