A 45-year-old female asked:
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can massage, such as leg message, stimulate the release of growth hormone and cause an increase in height (in adults)?

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Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No: This is not true.
Answered on Sep 5, 2015
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
It can not.: After age 20 you can not gain any height. It is preprogrammed by your genes that you get from your parents.
Answered on Sep 5, 2015

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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No truth : There are a lot of people who want to be taller who would wish you could rub your legs and make it happen... Sorry but there is no truth to that state ... Read More
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Dr. Alvaro Reymunde
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False: Growth hormone is secreted during sleep. However, you cannot cheat genetics :)
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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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No: No that is not true. After adolescence our growth plates are fused and no further growth can be achieved.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: At this age you won't grow any taller no matter how much massage you receive. (Your growth plates have closed).

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