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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?

Men/Women short : From a statistical standpoint in this country, short men are those who are less than 5'5" in final height. Women less than 5'0" are considered short in this country. There are separate growth charts available for those of asian descent. Children whose height is greater than 2 sd below the mean for age on a growth chart are considered short. ...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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What causes people to have flat faces and a short stature?

Abnormal facies: The characteristics describe could be apart of any number of genetic syndromes or merely familial in origin. This kind of question could only be accurately answered given a medical and family history, growth charts, and photos. Anything else would be shots in the dark. ...Read more

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Do you think I should accept "short stature" or do something to fix it?

Confusing question: Your age is listed as 31, so any further growth is not going to happen.Most males stop growing at 17-18 and females 15-17. Short of having your bones lengthened by rather dramatic and painful surgery, you are done. ...Read more

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What, besides a HGH deficiency, causes short stature?

What, besides a HGH deficiency, causes short stature?

Short stature: A myriad of other things including problems with any major organ system like heart or kidney disease, genetic syndromes, gastrointestinal disorders, cystic fibrosis, rheumatologist disorders, thyroid disease, malnutrition, cushings, some medications. ...Read more

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What, besides an HGH deficiency, could lead you to have short stature?

What, besides an HGH deficiency, could lead you to have short stature?

Genetics: Genetics determine adult height. There is also constitutional delay in which a person grows late in puberty. Hgh is the treatable cause of short stature. ...Read more

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If a woman of short stature is overweight or obese do you think the excess weight will cause them to appear shorter in height?

Why?: It is perception which is how one person looks at it.. And that is just their opinion. Obese or thin ones height is ones height... And whether they appear short or not really should not make any difference. Carry yourself as tall and that is what comes through! ...Read more

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What is the best surgical type/technique bone elongation for 26 Y/o man complaining of short stature (his hight 158 cm and want to be 163 cm minimum)?

What is the best surgical type/technique bone elongation for 26 Y/o man complaining of short stature (his hight 158 cm and want to be 163 cm minimum)?

See an orthopedic surgeon: who would honestly advise you, to my knowledge there is no such surgical procedure to make you taller at your age, wearing high heals would be an option, good luck ...Read more

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Short Stature (Definition)

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