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Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Most common places: Increased weight leading to obesity will still occur in the typical areas such as the abdomen, upper legs/hips, buttock area. Best way to not worry about where it goes is eliminate the chance with a healthy diet and exercise. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Long Legs (Definition)

Abnormally long legs may be seen with Marfan syndrome ...Read more


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What doctor should I see about spinal growth(non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

What doctor should I see about spinal growth(non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

Primary care: I would start this discussion with your primary doctor, who can discuss your concerns and run some routine labs in order to determine whether you may need to see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.

Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.

Not really: There is some linear growth in the vertebral bodies but most comes in the long bones (arms,legs). Most males will finish linear growth around 17-18 when the growth centers close. An x-ray of your wrist/hand could be evaluated for open growth centers. If open at 20, this suggests a delay of growth & more could occur. Body proportions are under genetic influence. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain.  Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

Not at your age: I do not know of any medical treatments for surgery that can lengthen a spine. Unless you have scoliosis and with surgical or non surgical intervention, straightening the back will make your torso longer and in normal configuration. ...Read more

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What to do if I have long legs and a short body?

What to do if I have long legs and a short body?

Change parents.: Body shape is genetic. Many cultures or families genetically have broader chests and thinner legs, others are long-limbed, or short. You cannot change the genes you were born with. You can dress and exercise to tone, shape and minimize the difference. ...Read more

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If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

Not necessarily: Maternal and paternal genetics have a greater bearing on eventual fetal height then the ultrasound especially when th growth spurt starts in adolescence. ...Read more

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If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean?Does that mean im gonna be tall

If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean?Does that mean im gonna be tall

No: You are as tall as you will ever be at your age. There are many different types of body configurations which are most likely inherited from your parents. People with some syndromes such as marfan's syndrome can be tall and have long fingers and limbs. If you think you may have one of these syndromes, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

Everyone differs: The length and shape of your legs will depend upon your genetics and body type. Everyone has a different body shape even at our leanest. Key is to aim for optimal health with positive choices such as healthy eating and drinking, exercise and reducing stress. ...Read more