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Herbs That Make You Grow Taller
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
Myth: Any temporary increase in length will be lost soon after you stand up and gravity returns things to their normal position. There is a strong seduction to anything you want to believe in. We know with sugar pill tests that 30% of people who "believe " in a fake treatment will give it glowing reports. ...Read more
Not particularly: At a listed age of 20 there is no diet, exercise, stretches, med, etc. That is going to make you taller. You grow until your growth centers close, which is usually 16-18 in males. Broccoli is a nutritious food, but has no specific benefit when it comes to gaining height. ...Read more
Is your height totally determined by genes or can you perform exercises or eat certain foods to help make you grow taller?
Whoever told u that: Either 1) must think you're terminally gullible or 2) is in the binaural-beat lunatic fringe that pollutes YouTube with nonsensical claims about BBs that may seem almost plausible when you're 17 but that you'll recognize as ludicrous as you get older and HOPEFULLY wiser. In this complicated modern world, if you're not a skeptic, you're a sucker. Knowledge is power; arm yourself. ...Read more
Well, it doesn't: Exactly work that way. We can obtain vitamins through the foods we eat or through supplements. If you are lacking vitamins from your diet alone, then supplementing with a vitamin pill can help to reach your maximum potential height. However, you don't grow taller after puberty. ...Read more
None: At 40 years old the answer is nothing. ...Read more
Not for you: At a listed age of 21, nothing you eat or drink, no exercise or drug will make you grow taller. Additional linear growth requires open growth centers. These close in males between 16-20. You can have yours checked with an x-ray of your wrist/hand. If closed you are done. The calcium in milk is a needed nutrient for normal growth, but milk has no properties that would open closed growth centers ...Read more
No.: No there is no scientific basis for this. This is not known to occur. ...Read more
This is my third day on letrozole. Does taking letrozole make you grow taller, since it delays epiphyseal fusion? I am 19 years old, no facial hair yet
It will not.: Because most of 19 years old people their epiphysis already fused. ...Read more
If you have hypothyroidism as a teen (& you're short), and your doc gives you thyroid pills, can that make you grow taller?
Was growth stunted?: Prolonged hypothyroidism with very elevated TSH can cause growth slow down in actively growing children. It is unusual to present like this when a child is seen annually by a pediatrician who plots height on a growth chart. If hypothyroidism was indeed profound then growth would resume with treatment, but final height may still be compromised by accelerating bone age with rx from initial delay. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist ; hand can yield a bone maturity. Most boys stop at 17. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: At 18 the growth centers have likely closed so no more linear growth is expected. If you want to know for sure an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. A bone maturity more consistent with 14 would leave some room for growth. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: The growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow. Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers were open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity would support good growth. Their are no special diet or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more
no relationship: We all need stleep and mostly get it. While young, you may grow a little in your sleep but this is due to the normal increase your body is making and is not a response to being asleep. So get your sleep and consider your heredity and nutrition for optimizing your growth potential. ...Read more