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Took chinese herbs w/acupuncture for infertility. read online they may contain growth hormones. in rare cases can they make adult over 35 grow taller?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
No: Even if they contained Growth Hormone it is not effective orally; those who take growth hormone for various reasons take it by injection. Even adults who inject Growth Hormone don't grow taller; once the growth plates of our bones close (about 3 years after puberty for women) we can't grow taller. if an adult over 35 grows taller check for pituitary tumors, but even those rarely increase height.

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