human body


Question by  Anemic75 (83)

Is it possible for me to lose height at age 40?

I know women can shrink but I didn't think it would happen at age 40.


Answer by  naturalmom (211)

It is certainly not impossible to lose height at that age. A good thing to have your doctor check for would be the onset of osteoporosis. This disease causes a loss in bone density which can lead to some shrinkage and also brittle bones. Good luck!


Answer by  tarun04104 (183)

Shrinking of a human being is not a noticeable change and it happening at 40 or after 40 years is a case with very low probability.


Answer by  skinnybob (248)

There are several possible factors contributing to height loss. Joint changes in feet, forward bending of the spine, and increased curvature of the hips and knees are just a few of the ways height loss can begin. Any one of them can begin in a person at any age. Nutrition and genetics may affect the age at which it begins.


Answer by  patti (29325)

You can lose height at age 40. Check in with your doctor regarding bone health, calcium intake and related issues that can affect your height.


Answer by  booj (40)

People generally do not start to shrink until after age 40, though certain diseases associated with loss of bone density can cause a loss of height earlier.


Answer by  Spock (261)

Yes, it is possible. Osteoperosis can manifest at any age, much like other degenerative conditions. There may be other causes of apparent height loss, relating to diet, exercise, or even posture. If you have concerns about apparent loss of height, you should visit your doctor. Don't let your doctor dismiss your concerns. Ask for a second opinion if necessary.

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