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Old 10-24-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
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Growth spurt?

Hi, I am new to these forums and would like to know about growth spurts.

I am a 15 year old, 5'6, 130 pound, Asian male. Recently, I've been eating alot more and have been getting tired earlier and easier. But, I also got sick (and still am sick). I had a fever which turned into a cold. Does the sickness affect the hungriness and tiredness? Or is it all a sign of a growth spurt? My parents told me getting a fever or whatever means you're going to grow again...

 
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Re: Growth spurt?

I have never heard of a fever being related to a growth spurt. However, an increased appetite and lack of energy could be related to a growth spurt. It is important for you to eat a healthy, balanced diet so your body has the nutrients it requires for you to grow and / or get over any illness causing the fever. Depending on where you are in puberty, this may also cause the changes in appetite and energy.

 
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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I have never heard of a fever being related to a growth spurt. However, an increased appetite and lack of energy could be related to a growth spurt. It is important for you to eat a healthy, balanced diet so your body has the nutrients it requires for you to grow and / or get over any illness causing the fever. Depending on where you are in puberty, this may also cause the changes in appetite and energy.
Yeah, I found out a few days ago that I had grown an inch.

 
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Re: Growth spurt?

As a mother of two sons who have both gone through growth spurts, I have noticed that they both tended to have increased appetites, gain weight and grow taller in that order. I think the fever is a coincidence, as that have never been a part of the sequence. During the teenage years, my sons have experienced several of these growth spurts, it is basically an ongoing thing until growth is completed, (which for males is up to 25 years).

This is a very important phase of life, and a great diet with lots of fresh foods and plenty of rest are in order. The brain is still growing, and important other organs and systems are still in development.

Another consideration is learning, which also requires a balanced diet and a good breakfast is important to help the learning process.

I encourage you to get the fever resolved asap, but it does not have anything to do the growth spurt... Good luck!

 
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As a mother of two sons who have both gone through growth spurts, I have noticed that they both tended to have increased appetites, gain weight and grow taller in that order. I think the fever is a coincidence, as that have never been a part of the sequence. During the teenage years, my sons have experienced several of these growth spurts, it is basically an ongoing thing until growth is completed, (which for males is up to 25 years).

This is a very important phase of life, and a great diet with lots of fresh foods and plenty of rest are in order. The brain is still growing, and important other organs and systems are still in development.

Another consideration is learning, which also requires a balanced diet and a good breakfast is important to help the learning process.

I encourage you to get the fever resolved asap, but it does not have anything to do the growth spurt... Good luck!
Thanks!

Yeah, now I get very hungry often, but I've stayed the same weight.

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