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Query about pectus excavatum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i want to grow taller
Doctor :   hello
User :   greetings
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   male caucasian
User :   18
User :   just turned 18
Doctor :   and may i know your height ?
User :   5'6"
User :   more precisely 5'5,5"
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and may i know your weight ?>
Doctor :   and how is your health ?
User :   63-64kg
User :   my health is pretty fine
User :   i suffer of pectus excavatum
User :   and knee pain
User :   i had a tendon transposition in march
Doctor :   ok
User :   i don't know if that could have stunted my growth
Doctor :   ok i will tell you onething
User :   i guess pectus force me to a bad back posture
Doctor :   at 18 the body is still in the growing process
User :   i know but could i get some supplements like ghenerate o some peptides?
User :   is it dangerous?
Doctor :   i will not suggest that
User :   maybe whey protein or vitamins
Doctor :   as these supplements have more side effects
User :   sprinting, jumping rope..
Doctor :   the best way to grow would be a proper healthy diet and exercice
User :   other tips?
Doctor :   to be honest that's about it. the key lies in proper diet and if you are having that you actually don't need any supplements
Doctor :   and exercise promotes bone growth
User :   sun exposure?
Doctor :   and at 18 you have a potential of growth
Doctor :   no not really that will not help in your height
User :   ok
User :   understood
User :   i got another question
User :   (how much time left?)
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   ask me
Doctor :   you will have a timer on your screen
User :   ok
User :   when i flex my elbow
Doctor :   ok
User :   especially carrying a weight
User :   i hear a nerve/tendon popping out from the groove
User :   with no pain, though
Doctor :   you need to get that examined and get an X ray
Doctor :   usually if its painless then there is no need to worry
User :   so
User :   could i keep up my workout plan?
Doctor :   yes you can
User :   concerning pectus excavatum, the only way to fix it is the surgery right?
Doctor :   yes theat correct
Doctor :   thats **
User :   nuss or ravitch?
Doctor :   nuss is preferred more
User :   ok
User :   so im going to gather some info on this surgery
User :   then maybe i'll feel better
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   you can even discuss with your physician
User :   thank you for all
User :   ok
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
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