A member asked:

Iam 16.5 years old boy my height is 5'4 and weight is 53kg i want to increase my height can i inject the injection of growth hormone .suggest.so worry?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No. Go for check-up.: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. One can ask the pediatrician at an annual check-up or extra office visit.

Answered 11/15/2014



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