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Can stress lead to poor growth in height?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Stress and growth

Growth hormone is responsible for growth and repair. The hormones produced by stress are catabolic.
So the first builds you up and the other breaks you down. During stressful periods, the sleep cycles are also interrupted and unfortunately growth hormone is mainly produced in stage 4 sleep, thus compounding the problem. So stress does effect growth and repair of the body.

In brief: Stress and growth

Growth hormone is responsible for growth and repair. The hormones produced by stress are catabolic.
So the first builds you up and the other breaks you down. During stressful periods, the sleep cycles are also interrupted and unfortunately growth hormone is mainly produced in stage 4 sleep, thus compounding the problem. So stress does effect growth and repair of the body.
Dr. Guy DaSilva
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: Stress

If stress affects your nutrition, theoretically, it can indirectly affect height negatively.
Poor weight gain during active growth years can affect linear growth. Also poor sleeping can decrease griowth hormone release in your body.

In brief: Stress

If stress affects your nutrition, theoretically, it can indirectly affect height negatively.
Poor weight gain during active growth years can affect linear growth. Also poor sleeping can decrease griowth hormone release in your body.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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