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A 29-year-old member asked:

Does giving a child hgh make them grow taller?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: In children who are not making HGH the synthetic HGH can be used to help a child grow. In those who make normal HGH but are short because of their families genetic pattern, extra HGH has little if any effect on final height. In some kids who are late in starting puberty, some centers have given it to push the stage forward. However, this did not lead to significant increases in final height.
Dr. Gary Snead
ADHD and Autism 34 years experience
Depends on situation: If they have an internal deficiency, addition of growth hormone will help them acheive a taller final adult height. If there is no deficiency, the likelihood is that they will acheive an already predicted adult height, sooner.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I make my future child taller than i am?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: You do not list your gender.The expected height of your offspring is the average of both parents height plus 2.5 inches for boys and minus 2.5 inches for girls. The general answer for your question is the taller the spouse, the taller the kids.

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