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Where do the inches go?

Asked by janbb (58348points) January 19th, 2009

A friend at the gym was told that by the doctor that she had lost inches (in height) now that she was getting older. (She’s quite a bit older than me.) She wants to know why and where do they go? Is it bone loss, spinal fusing, what? Any ways to prevent it?

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Fallenangel's avatar

bone on bone contact can cause them to chip thus makings you slowly get shorter.

calcium and vitamin d should help

gailcalled's avatar

Discs thin out also, so space between vertebrae thins.

Fallenangel's avatar

@gailcalled you need 30 more lurve, 13579 lol

@janbb her shit is getting haxed by noobs with mods. sad really, but if you download this and extract it anywhere but the steam folder, shell be iight.

squirbel's avatar

@Fallenangel: She’s not trying to hack a Steam game. lawl.


janbb's avatar

@Fallenangel – that doesn’t look like the rsort of game that either Gail or I would play.:-}

Are you highjacking my thread?

gailcalled's avatar

@Fallenangel: ”@janbb her shit is getting haxed by noobs with mods. sad really, but if you download this and extract it anywhere but the steam folder, shell be iight.”

This translates to what? And this relates to bone loss or osteoporosis how?

gailcalled's avatar

To return to original issue, calcium, magnesium and vit. D3 supplements (Dr. will provide proper dosage), Omega 3 oils and regular aerobic and weight-bearing exercise. Some shrinkage is inevitable with aging.

Fallenangel's avatar

more a gamer thing in general, im more diablo 2 and that sort of bs but even when i hear that line i think its funny, but then again, i have a feeling im outta place on this page anyway.

plus i already answered the question, and omega 3’s are more for heart, memory, and emotional/mental stability…...

i suppose it does help with the induction of calcium.. but unless the friend is old, that really shouldnt be a problem…..

gshamone4's avatar

i would like quit that one and i’m wrong pick up of aim.. i am lookin help find my old sn is gshamone4 of aim. cuz i was pissed off someone break in my password then how i can get my back old buddies list.. my friend was aim to me they are mad someone bother them on my bubbie list.. how i can get login my password changed of pin. please help me

Fallenangel's avatar


1) grammar and spelling brotha, i know im not the best at those, but thats that ridiculous

2) wrong place, click ask a question on your side bar….

gailcalled's avatar

@Fallen:Omega 3’s also help lubricate joints. If you already answered the question (at least partly- bone chips are not the most common cause of osteoporosis) and want to discuss gaming, ask another question.

Some risk factors; for details.

A number of factors can increase the likelihood that you’ll develop osteoporosis, including:

Your sex. Fractures from osteoporosis are about twice as common in women as they are in men.

Age. The older you get, the higher your risk of osteoporosis. Your bones become weaker as you age.

Race. You’re at greatest risk of osteoporosis if you’re white or of Southeast Asian descent. Black and Hispanic men and women have a lower, but still significant, risk.
Family history. Osteoporosis runs in families.

Frame size. Men and women who are exceptionally thin or have small body frames tend to have higher risk because they may have less bone mass to draw from as they age.

Tobacco use.
,,, risk of osteoporosis is increased if your lifetime exposure to estrogen has been deficient, such as from infrequent menstrual periods or menopause before age 45.

Eating disorders.

Corticosteroid medications.
Thyroid hormone.

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Other medications. Long-term use of the blood-thinning medication heparin, the cancer treatment drug methotrexate, some anti-seizure medications, diuretics and aluminum-containing antacids also can cause bone loss.

Breast cancer.

Low calcium intake.
Medical conditions and procedures that decrease calcium absorption.

Sedentary life-style


Fallenangel's avatar

wow really?

if you look i wasnt so much talking about gaming, as much as trying to bring a little bit of humor to the situation. remove sitck asap.

and if you look, i never mentioned osteoporosis, so my statement was completely legitimate. once again remove stick.

Juliet charlie, dude.

gailcalled's avatar

@fallen; you and I, apparently, speak different languages. I suppose having osteoporosis is humorus; what do “remove sitck” and “Juliet charlie, dude” mean? And for the record, Call Me Madam.

Fallenangel's avatar

once again youre the only one stating that its osteoporosis

and why allow a heavy situation to stay heavy, it only adds stress (proven). so i was tryin to make light of it, maybe get a bit of a giggle.

and “remove stick” as in the one currently jamed in your ass

juliet charlie is military “short hand” for J C, which in this case stands for Jesus Christ

and ill call ya any type of bisexual generic name i feel like sweet heart, i only take orders from my CO

gailcalled's avatar

charm school =====>

Fallenangel's avatar

wrong week ^^^

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[mod says]: Flame off please. This is not a discussion about grammar or gaming.

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What are the moderated answers? It’s hard to follow a thread that’s been erased.

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