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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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Male,21,My doc said I have short stature compared to my family members due to malnutrition,any chances that my growth plate still open ?

Male,21,My doc said I have short stature compared to my family members due to malnutrition,any chances that my growth plate still open ?

Unlikely : It is unlikely that your growth plates are still open. If they are, they are nearly closed at your age and it is very unlikely that you will get much more longitudinal growth at age 21. ...Read more

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When to begin growth hormone treatment for short stature.?

When to begin growth hormone treatment for short stature.?

At puberty.: At puberty, because their is synergy between reproductive hormones and hgh. Also, the growth plates are open. ...Read more

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What is the best age to begin growth hormone treatment for short stature?

What is the best age to begin growth hormone treatment for short stature?

Indications : Gh is tightly regulated with specific fda indications for its use. Short stature by itself is not an indication to use gh. When gh is prescribed certainly it is better to give it sooner rather than later but there is normally no urgency. Hypoglycemia in infants with gh deficiency may be an exception. Patients with pws start during infancy. ...Read more

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What does having a short stature mean?

What does having a short stature mean?

Relative term: Short stature is generally a term reserved for those in the shorter percentile range on a standardized growth chart, or those that are shorter than their expected height based upon their parents height. ...Read more

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I'm short stature, how can get taller?

I'm short stature, how can get taller?

No: Once the growth centers of the long bones close in adolescence, no further linear growth will be possible. ...Read more

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Short Stature (Definition)

Defined as having a height below the 5th percentile for ...Read more