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growth disorders?


what is the name of the condition in which someone is like 35 and looks like they are 8, not midget or dwarf, but when the just never grow or look older. what is that called when they never mature, like not going through puberty
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Pituitary dwarfism - it is a lack of growth hormones. A person with a growth hormone deficiency is often small with an immature face and chubby body build.
The most famous siblings with this type of dwarfism were Harry and Daisy Earles who appeared in the 1932 movie "Freaks". They had another sister, named Tiny, and together were known as The Doll Family. The link below has a picture of all 4.  (+ info)

can eating disorders permanently affect your growth as a teen?


I used to have an eating disorder about a year ago. i never threw up, i just starved myself but i want to know if it can affect my growth.
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Yes it can. Poor nutrition can permanently stunt people.

If you are no longer suffering from anorexia i'd advise eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise. With those steps you'll minimize the chance of damaging your growth potential.  (+ info)

Which doctor specializes in hormone therapy to increase breast size and other growth/reproductive disorders?


One of my friend's underwent a hormone therapy to increase her breast and butt sizes. Now, my little cousin is under hormone therapy for growth disorder and I am noticing a quick pre-teen development, I am wondering whether this is ok and which type of doctor specializes in this?
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It depends how old are you. every person develops differently in different period of time. If you are above 9 the puberty changes are normal. Yet I don't have enough info, how old are you, and what exactly do you mean by quick development?
Anyway, if you are worried, right doctor to consult is specialist in endocrinology.  (+ info)

Can anxiety disorders stunt your growth?


I'm 16 and have generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder...I've heard that stress can stunt your growth. What do you think?
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I have G.A.D. too, but not the other ones....i have heard that it can stunt your growth...Im 14, but mine hasnt been stunted or anything...try some deep breathing for the anxiety..that has worked for me and I only get anxiety attacks every so often. Good Luck:)  (+ info)

Can losing muscle at a male teen age between 16 and 18 hinder the teen growth from health disorders?


please first try to phrase your problems in a clear and legible way. i can not make head or tail at your question. by the way, are you losing weight?better you rephrase ur question. then i will answer ur question.  (+ info)

eating disorders have an affect on breast growth?


do they really?
And how does it affect the growth?
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In a non-pregnant girl or woman most breast growth is due to the presence of adipose tissue (fat tissue).
In the case of an eating disorder, where the calorie intake is very low, the body will direct the calories to the most vital organs first. As breast tissue has very little survival value, it will be one of the areas where economies can be made. This may result in fewer fat-cells being present or in each individual fat cell being smaller. In either case, the result may be smaller breasts.

Of course, if the eating disorder involves overeating, resulting in obesity, the opposite may occur.  (+ info)

How do eating disorders like anorexia stunt your growth?


Do they at all??

I'm just wondering.
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Your body needs calories for you to grow. If you are anorexic, your body doesn't have the calories and nutrients for your body to grow. It diverts all energy to keeping you alive (ie vital organs). That's the reason why most women don't have periods while anorexic.  (+ info)

What doctor specializes in growth disorders?


thanks
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Probably an Endocrinologist. Adults don't grow much, by definition. So maybe a pediatritian.  (+ info)

How do you know when you are going through a growth spurt?


I am 13 (14 in June) and I don't have my period yet. I have also had two eating disorders, but I am fully recovered and a good weight now. About half a year ago I was only 143cm (!) But now I am around 151cm does this mean that I am having a growth spurt, and aparently you get your period after you have a growth spurt, is this true?
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hEY HUN FIRST OF ALL WELL DONE FOR RECOVERING FROM EATING DISORDERS AND NO IT DOSENT MEAN YOU WILL GET YOUR PERIODS AFTER A GROWTH SPURT IT MEANS THAT YOU HAVE GROWN AND THATS IT PLEASE DONT TAKE THIS THE WRONG WAY BUT YOUR PERIODS WILL PROBABLY BE DELAYED BECAUSE OF YOUR EATING DISORDERS MY FRIEND WERE BUT NOW SHES FINE GOOD LUCK PET  (+ info)

I am desperate to find a dr who specialises in growth hormone disorders in children. Im from the U.K.?


My daughter is 3 1/2. She has had an IGF-1 which was normal and a more detailed growth hormone test that cam back normal today. She is well below the normal height limit. Only grew 3cm in a year. I need to find an expert who is willing to offer help and advice. We are under a wonderful Dr but I feel the need to look further afield. PLEASE HELP! From a desperate mum.
I live in Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire. My e.mail is thebeautifulpeople2000@yahoo.com. Any help would be welcome. Thank-you.
thebeautifulpeople2000@yahoo.com
.com (end of address).
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go to the "pediatrics support group" and sign up at
http://hgfound.org/
they have so many members that one of them is likely to live in the UK with a suggestion for you
this group is wonderful- there is so so so so much information that is detailed, medically accurate, and up to date that is given to you on this support group.  (+ info)

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