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Weightlifting Child Growth Plates
Can a child with normal levels of hormones use letrozole to delay growth plates closure and sermorelin to increase height?
Not indicated: In case of normal growth parameters in a child ( like normal growth hormone and igf1 levels and normal bone age) there is not much significance of sermorelin or human growth hormone therapy. Letrozole is not indicated and is still in its primary experimental stages for use for this indication. All one needs in this scenario are regular growth velocity checks at your doctor's office. ...Read more
No: No normal child likes to wet their bed. Very few children wet their bed because of "laziness". Also very few children "couldn't care less", although they might give this impression. It is part of a natural defense mechanism, just as denying that bedwetting is a problem. A plastic cover will protect the matress and removal of the bed cover can be an additional goal for the child to acheive control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Plastic water bottles, and many other stiff plastic bottles, often contain a chemical called bpa which can leach into the water and can be pretty toxic. Recent media attention has led many of the manufacturers of this plastic to replace those bottles with others that are bpa free. There is increasing information that the replacements might not be much better. Filter your own water to be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably no worry: If he didnt choke on it and he just swallowed it than it should just pass without worry. ...Read more
Call doc...: If not sharp, and truly small, will pass most likely pass through bowel without problem. Sharp, pointy, large objects can be a real problem.Call your doc to fill in on the details. Sometimes, simply clinical follow up, sometimes, xray, sometimes fished out with endoscope, sometimes surgery if a blockage. Can't tell here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im having a hard time losing the extra weight from my second child I have tried exercising 3 times a day (running sit ups walking weight lifting) nothing seems to help. Have any suggestions?
Is it true that cord blood after having a baby would be helpful for a child with a plastic anemia?
Possible...: Cord blood transplants are currently being evaluated in clinical trials as a curative treatment for those with aplastic anemia. There is not a lot of data using related cord blood transplants (cord blood from unaffected sibling), most of it has been using unrelated from cord blood banks. ...Read more
Could masterbution at age 15 had prematurly fused my growth plates by age 16 resulted in short height?
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