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Does Stretching And Cycling Really Help Trigger Growth Hormones To Grow Taller
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Not a good idea: There are significant risks associated with growth hormone. Use is typically restricted to severely height challenged individuals. 5'6" at age 16 is not abnormally short. Your growth phase may not yet be over. I would encourage a solid nutrition and exercise program with perhaps vitamin supplementation to ensure continued growth. Much safer alternative than growth hormone. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you think, could growth hormones be effective to grow taller for somebody who has hypothyroidism?
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
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: 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
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