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Does giving a child HGH make them grow taller?

Does giving a child HGH make them grow taller?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Human Growth Hormone (Definition)

Human growth hormone is a peptide hormone that stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans and other animals. It is produced by the pituitary gland (a pea sized structure at the ...Read more


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I heard intermittent fasting can boost your hgh level. Does that mean I can grow taller by intermittent fasting if I get the right nutrition?

No data: No articles on GH levels and intermittent fasting in humans in PubMed. Caveat Emptor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What type oh HGH is needed to grow taller?

Injections: For proven growth hormone deficiency injections are the usual therapy. It is not clear if the supplement in health food stores that is oral will help one grow taller. I recommend a chinese medicine consult/ evaluation as they have amazing herbs for your specific constitution that may help you. ...Read more

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Do docs believe that HGH concoction can make a person grow taller?

Do docs believe that HGH concoction can make a person grow taller?

Concoction ?: Additional height is only possible when the growth centers in the long bones remain open.After they close (15-16 in most females, 16-18 in most males) further height is not possible regardless of "concoction" or synthetic growth hormone. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and 5ft4, would HGH help me grow taller (my growth plates are open)?

According to current: Policies, you are probably not a candidate for growth hormone therapy, at least legally and medically. Check w/your doctor. I would advise against illegal black market supplies, because you could be spending a lot of money to pump toxic chemicals into your body. ...Read more

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At the age of 21 if my body releases HGH more than normal somehow can I grow taller?

Nope: Once you have gone through puberty and your body started making testosterone, the growing areas of the bones closed up shop. They will no longer respond to growth hormone. The same goes for girls, but it happens when they start making estrogen or get their periods. ...Read more

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I want to grow taller. How effective are the hgh pills that have to be taken orally compared to the injections?

WOULDN'T WORK: HGH is a complex protein that would be broken up by digestion, leaving some of its building block proteins behind. The only way to get specific HGH benefits is to deliver it as an injection. ...Read more

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Will increasing HGH make me grow taller ? Some articles said that some foods contain HGH will also enhance the testerone lv, is it true?

HGH and growth: Baoanhn, i'm sorry my dear but hgh of any kind probably won't help you at your age. Once your growth plates(google it), fuse your vertical growth is finished and for most young ladies that happens around puberty. Taking hgh now would be a bad idea in my professional opinion. Don't buy into any foods or supplements either that promise growth, a nice pair of heels is a safer bet. Gl. ...Read more

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I'm 4'8 i want to grow taller , i heard about HGH does it help me to grow taller? If it does can u give me some information where & how can I get it?

I'm 4'8 i want to grow taller , i heard about HGH does it help me to grow taller? If it does can u give me some information where & how can I get it?

VERY UNLIKELY: Girls usually stop growing in height when puberty has finished.After you start your periods it is usually 1to3 years when you stop growing and the growth after the first period averages 1to3inches per year only. Your height is also dependant on your genes you inherited from your parents. Your bones growth plates close after your puberty is finished and there is nothing you can do to grow. ...Read more

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I want to grow taller i'm 18 and i'm looking at alternatives like hgh. I read that males don't stop growing till 21. I want to grow taller i haven't really gain any height, i an active person so I am starting to look at alternatives like hgh. How safe is

I want to grow taller i'm 18 and i'm looking at alternatives like hgh. I read that males don't stop growing till 21. I want to grow taller i haven't really gain any height, i an active person so I am starting to look at alternatives like hgh. How safe is

If : If your growth plates in your long bones have fused, then you are finished growing and no medications or treatments will make you taller. The average age for this in females is 15 to 16 and for males is 18 to 19. If your growth plates are still open (which is not unheard of in a 20 year old male) it is possible you may still grow a little on your own. Sometimes human growth hormone (hgh) can be used to increase height in young children prior to and around puberty, but makes little difference in height after puberty. Since you are 18, hgh would not help you. Actual hgh is tightly regulated and can only be distributed by physicians - usually endocrinologists, so be wary of any products you can buy on the internet that claim to contain it. Once you reach adulthood, your height is what it is and short of a gruesome leg-lengthening surgery with immense pain, expense, and complications, there's nothing you can do to actually gain a few inches. There are a few things you can do to make yourself appear taller: - practice good posture - find shoes with thick soles or "lifts" - dress in monochromatic colors, wear vertical stripes and keep your look stream-lined - make sure your clothes fit well - baggy clothes will make you appear smaller. ...Read more

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I'm 18 can I still grow taller? I read that males don't stop growing till 21. I want to grow taller i haven't really gain any height, i an active person so I am starting to look at alternatives like hgh. How safe is it i've seen sold on craigslist and oth

I : I would strongly recommend that you not buy medicine from craigslist or online from any other source. There's no guarantee whatsoever that you're getting what you think you are or that the medication is even safe for human use. Different people stop growing at different times. Without an x-ray, it's impossible to know with certainty whether you will grow further. If your growth plates are closed, then you're done, regardless of taking a supplement like hgh. If you're still growing and are truly below a reasonable height, you might qualify for medical therapy, but if you're 5'6" and want to be 6'2", then that's not really an appropriate use of those medications. ...Read more

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Can I grow taller at 19 .. Especially if my growth plates are still open also will hgh help me to grow taller ?

Can I grow taller at 19 .. Especially if my growth plates are still open also will hgh help me to grow taller ?

If the growth: plate is open yes you can . Supplemental hgh can let you increase the speed of getting there, but not the final height. The final height is predetermined by your genes. ...Read more

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Can I grow taller using hgh? i'm 5ft and have short parents(5'9&4'9) but tall grandparents(6'1&5'11).

Maybe, probably not: Your parents' heights are used to estimate your potential height with something called the mid-parental height calculation. Using the data provided, your expected height is just over 5', so you are probably close to your maximum height given your age. But don't give up hope, some of us have later growth spurts! If not, learn to love that extra half an inch and round up to 5'1". ...Read more

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Does HGH hormone help a 22year old man to grow taller?

Growth over: No. By age 22, puberty is over, the bone growth plates have fused, and you will not grow taller. Excess growth hormone at this time will make the bones thicker, but not in a good way. Check out "acromegaly", a disorder of pituitary gh excess. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old if my growth plates are still open can I use HGH supplements to grow taller?And how is HGH defficiency diagnosed are there symptoms?

Unlikely to happen: Data on fail to show that those with normal but delayed growth achieve a height any taller than they would waiting for nature to complete the process.Supplemental hgh can let you increase the speed of getting there, but not the final height. I would only consider it if your bone age on x-ray showed open growth centers. Deficiency is diagnosed by timed blood tests and hormone stimulation tests. ...Read more

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Will human growth hormone help me grow taller?

Will human growth hormone help me 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

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Will using norditropin (human growth hormone) make a teenager grow taller?

Will using norditropin (human growth hormone) make a teenager grow taller?

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

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Will norditropin (human growth hormone) make a short teenager grow taller?

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