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1,384 Possible Causes for Decrease in Height

  • Osteoporosis

    Sometimes a collapsed vertebra may cause severe pain, decrease in height, or spinal deformity.[] People might also notice a decrease in height or their clothes may not fit as well as they did previously.[] Additional risk factors for hip fracture include: Previous fracture of any type after age 50 Decrease in height since age 25 Self-rating of health as fair or poor Previous[]

  • Vertebral Compression Fracture

    The damaged vertebrae will decrease in height due to the fracture, and must decrease by at least 15% in order to be considered a VCF.[] The spine loses its shape and the volume of the lungs is decreased. Depth of breathing and respiratory function is impaired.[] The von Mises stress significantly decreased between pre-augmentation and post-augmentation in T12 OVCF models of grade 0-3 vertebral heights.[]

  • Growth Failure

    In comparison to mean SDS at diagnosis a mean decrease in height of 0.48 SDS per year was observed in the total cohort during the first three years of treatment, being more[] […] in adult height – is commonly observed in growth failure due to Turner Syndrome patients, along with ovarian dysgenesis and an increased risk for heart and renal defects.[] It is acceptable to see a decrease in height when switching from lying to standing measurements (approximately ½ - 1 inch).[]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    The time to Spo2 of 95% correlated well with height, age, and body weight both by linear and non-linear regression analyses.[] Manual ventilation was reinstituted when Spo2 decreased to 95% and another set of vital signs was recorded.[] The patients with symptomatic upper respiratory infection required less time for Spo2 to decrease to 95% compared to the asymptomatic children.[]

  • Musculoskeletal Lower Back Pain

    If your doctor suspects vertebral degeneration, X-rays can be used to verify: a decrease in the height of space between discs, bone spurs, nerve bundle sclerosis (hardening[]

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

    Ying-Kai Hu, Chi Yang, Xie-Yi Cai and Qian-Yang Xie, Does condylar height decrease more in temporomandibular joint nonreducing disc displacement than reducing disc displacement[]

  • Senile Osteoporosis

    Clinical Signs and Symptoms [7] Back pain: Episodic, acute low thoracic/high lumbar pain Compression fracture of the spine Bone fractures Decrease in height Kyphosis Dowager[] The vertebral height and vertebral cross-sectional area (CSA) increased, while vertebral trabecular BMD and trabecular bone volume fraction (BV/TV) decreased from the cervical[] […] in height of 2-3 cm after each vertebral compression fracture and progressive kyphosis Patients with hip fractures may demonstrate the following: Limited ROM with end-range[]

  • Hypogonadism

    […] in height Postpubertal Sexual difficulties Erectile dysfunction Infertility Decreased muscle and/or skeletal mass Decreased body hair Low energy, fatigue Change in mood,[] In men it causes impaired muscle and body hair development, gynecomastia, decreased height, erectile dysfunction, and sexual difficulties.[] Symptoms (in order of specificity) Unique to pre-pubertal onset Delayed puberty Absent or minimal facial/body hair Any age of onset Reduced frequency of shaving, decreased[]

  • Exostosis

    […] overall adult height in patients with Hereditary Multpile Exostosis, (6) Boney growth in the shoulder, knee and elbow can cause pain and limitation of movement of these joints[] […] both a functional and aesthetic problem (6) These exostosis can also cause malalignment, deformity, and short limbs Shortened limbs have been reported with studies showing decreased[]

  • Alcohol Abuse

    […] circumferences and length and height at birth, one and 2.5 years of age.[] RESULTS: The exposed foetuses had decreased biparietal and occipito-frontal distances and head circumferences, but unchanged cerebellar volume at 20 weeks, and decreased head[]

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