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A 39-year-old member asked:

what are different ways to stimulate the pituitary gland or increase growth hormone to grow taller?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
I do not know but: I know some endocrinologist how sometimes give growth hormones trying to get people to be grown taller. Good luck.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: If a kid is truly growth hormone deficient by test, artificial hormone can return them to a normal growth rate. Those who are just behind, but growing at a normal rate, could speed things up with hormone injections, but would not grow taller than they would have naturally.If they are growing normally, a balanced diet, rest and exercise permit normal growth. No diet or supplements boost the final.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Any way to stimulate my pituitary gland to increase growth hormone to grow taller?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Dont try: You don't really want to increase growth hormone. Serious consequences can arise. Previous studies were stopped due to serious side effects of increasing growth hormone levels.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

My pituitary gland doesn't work well, so i take substitutional hydrocortison and growth hormone. What if the pit. Gland recovers, how do I notice?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not challenging: Depending upon the etiology of the low pituitary issues, the gland may improve functionally, but could conceivably could also slightly deteriorate over time. Yet by checking pituitary reserve blood studies, determinations of hormonal needs can be adjusted and stabilized. Anticipate that your doctors will stay ahead of this and modify your therapies, prn, and instruct when to phone.

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