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Do Human Growth Hormones Make You Grow Taller
No: Once your growth centers are fused (closed) growth hormone cannot make you grow. When you have growth hormone deficiency giving you growth hormone will get you to your genetic expections for growth but not taller than what you were meat to be. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Not significantly: Kids with short stature need an evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist to see if they are hormone deficient, late bloomers or just genetically short. There is no firm evidence that supplemental growth hormone will add inches to the final height of a kid with normal levels. It may push him to his genetic max sooner at a cost in excess of 10K/yr. ...Read more
Not for them.: This is really for children who have a deficiency in growth hormone, and short stature for noonan's syndrome, turner's syndrome, and no catch-up growth by 2-4 years. It is also for adults with low growth hormone and other hormones, and those with low growth hormone as a child. It is apparently not for teenagers. It might make a short adult grow taller, but may need dose adjustment if grown. ...Read more
Hello I just turned 16 im 5, 6 im not too satisfied with my height I want to know if growth hormones will help me grow taller?
Depends: If you have a condition of true growth hormone deficiency they could. This could be documented by testing & given under the supervision of a pediatric endocrinologist. If you are just genetically short, or delayed, hormones would only push you to the height you would reach eventually. At more than 10K/yr the out of pocket cost is worth considering. It would never be covered if you are not deficient ...Read more
Yes.: If you truly have low growth as proxy measured by a baseline igf-1, and followed up with a growth hormone stulation with one of several agents and have gh measured at baseline and thereafter, and you secrete little, than depending in insurance and age, you might be able to get it. Drugs will be avaialble to be orally taken (peptides) but they will be completing phase 2 studies. Bone age important. ...Read more
I'm 19, 5'9, and 175 pounds. If I take pituitrophin pmg 6850, for my pituitary glands, will I grow taller since it helps the growth hormones?
No: As a 19 year old male, your growth is likely done and your bones growth plates closed. At this age taking growth hormone will bulk muscle and could make bones thicker, but are not going to make them longer, and thus, no increase in height. I urge you to think twice about putting pituitary supplements you describe into your body without someone who knows all their affects guiding you- can be danger. ...Read more
Can you please explain post I read saying too much growth hormone can make adults @ any age grow taller. Does that mean acromegaly or something else?
Growth stops most often somewhere between age 20-25, after which time you are very unlikely to grow taller.
By now you should know whether you are still getting tall - highly unlikely. Acromegaly is unlikely to happen.
It seems something is really worrying you - your Gynecologist will take you through all of your concerns.
Please keep me posted.. ...Read more
What happens when an adult's (over age 35) growth hormone is stimulated & produces excessive amt of hormone (don't have acromegaly). Can U grow taller?
Well: Generally cannot grow taller at age 35 since bone growth plates are already closed. The person would get Arcomegaly type features growth of feet and parts of face can occur ...Read more
What do you think, could growth hormones be effective to grow taller for somebody who has hypothyroidism?
Get lot of chills throughout body from sensations like a massage. Can that release excessive growth hormone and cause adults (over 30) to grow taller?
GH release: Massage feels good, and the sensations, chills, are normal. I am not aware that massage can release GH. GH is circadian (higher in early AM), and goes down normally with age. Once you have finished growing and your bones fuse (about age 16-18), you will not grow any more, no matter how much GH. ...Read more
Only if appropriate:
Growth hormone will only increase height if one is still growing. Once the growth plates ("epiphyses") have fused, or closed, one cannot gain further height.
In general, the use of growth hormone to treat short stature is limited to children who have specific inherited abnormalities that affect their growth. ...Read more
What to eat to grow taller? Could you tell me some foods or supplements to increase growth hormone levels?
Unlikely to happen: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep and remaining physically active. Nothing you eat or drink will add inches. You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll. If the growth centers in your bones are open you may grow taller, but at 18 they may be closed, with growth ended. ...Read more
Why don't girls grow taller than guys? Does the production of growth hormone decreases after menarche? Can I still grow taller if I reduce wt.? girl, 20
Genetics/no: Girls can expect 2.5 inches (5cm) of additional height after menarche. Menarche influence the hormonal closure of the growth centers, and once closed, no further growth is possible. Males hit their growth spurt later and generally finish linear growth at a later age. Their pre-programmed growth pattern (genes) make them taller. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
What are different ways to stimulate the pituitary gland or increase growth hormone to grow taller?
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. ...Read more
Can abnormal TSH or estrogen levels make an adult female grow taller (in 30s)? Would abnormal excessive growth hormones be the cause of that to occur
No: Linear growth is controlled by growth centers in the long bones and vertebrae, Once they close after puberty, one does not grow taller. Estrogen actually signals the growth centers to close. Growth hormones in excess can increase bone thickening and organ density/size, but will nor make a mature adult grow taller. Sylvester Stallone would be a seven footer if it did. ...Read more