A member asked:

How much taller can human growth hormone make you?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss answered

Specializes in

It depends: There are fda approved indications for growth hormone use which have been well-studied. Depending on what age/stage of puberty hgh is started, and for what indication, growth expectations vary.

Answered 10/3/2017


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

@ your age=none: Growth requires open growth centers in the bones. These generally close in men by 18-20 or women sooner. Once they close growth hormone does not make them open or the person grow taller. If a kid of 9 has bone maturity of a 6 yo & a deficiency of HGH, treatment may allow him to reach a normal height. A kid with a bone maturity of 17 given HGH would maybe grow a little, but not much.

Answered 11/28/2017



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