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Doctor insights on: Weightlifting Child Growth Plates

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Can a child with normal levels of hormones use letrozole to delay growth plates closure and sermorelin to increase height?

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

Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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Why do growth plates close?

So not 100 ft tall!: If your growth plates don't close , you will never stop growing! Hard to buy clothes, and expensive, if you are as tall as the Empire State Building. Could be handy for picking fruit or cleaning skyscraper windows, but otherwise, how would you ever be able to drive a car? ...Read more

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Does bodybuilding close growth plates for 16?

Does bodybuilding close growth plates for 16?

No: Physical activity will not close the growth plates ahead of schedule, but, lifting crazy heavy weights could cause bone injury at/near the growth plates and alter your final height potential--so do not overdo it. ...Read more

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Weak wrists signs of growth plates?

Growth Plates: I am unsure what you mean by "weak wrists". The growth plates in your wrist close when you're a teenager. Usually weakness in the wrists isn't associated with the growth plates. ...Read more

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Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Yes: Any injury involving a growth plate may lead to an abnormal closure of the growth plate which may result in a limb length difference. ...Read more

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Does increased testosterone close your growth plates?

Does increased testosterone close your growth plates?

Growth plates: Unlikely but I am puzzled by your statement "increased testosterone". Please explain. Is it normal increase in your own testosterone production as you are going through puberty and beyond? Are you taking testosterone that has not been prescribed for you? ...Read more

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Which growth plates will fuse after the fusion of knee epiphysis? Thank you

Which growth plates will fuse after the fusion of knee epiphysis? Thank you

Usually...: The tibia. There are a number of articles on the internet which deal with this topic. They are mainly forensic articles which deal with determining the age of death of an individual when only the bones remain. ...Read more

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What are "hot spots" that are visible on bone scans. Are they growth plates?

What are "hot spots" that are visible on bone scans. Are they  growth plates?

Bone scan: In all scans a 'hot spot' is a simple description of increased tracer uptake in a particular area. Depending on the patient age, reason for scan and type of scan done this will aid in diagnosis. Growth plates tend to show up as one of these hot spots because of increased bone activity in these areas. ...Read more

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