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Magnet Therapy For Increasing Height
Some benefits: While there have been documented benefits of magnetic and electrical field stimuation, the exact mechanism of action, strength, potency, duration, and many other parameters have not been clearly established. Futhermore, while the benefits have been highly promoted, we are not clear about the adverse effects. ...Read more
Doubtful: While I don't think it will hurt you, I don't think it will help. ...Read more
I hear the mayo clinic had a new treatment for acid reflux. This consisted of a magnet bead type ring placed around the esophagus. Good idea?
If it works, yes: For many the alternative is a lifetime of taking acid reducers so if this stops acid and/or food from backing up from the stomach to the esophagus by recreating a pressure gradient, it sounds useful. ...Read more
Do I have to prove that im deficient in gh in order to get therapy, ive heard gh is already been approved for height increasing purpose from 2003?
Prove it!: In order to be prescribed GH, you will need labs to show that your GH is low. GH is usually only prescribed to children who have proven-GH deficiency. It is debatable whether adults with adult-onset-GH deficiency should be treated with GH. This should be discussed with your primary care physician. ...Read more
I am indian female of age 25. My height is 4'11". Is there any chance of height increase by hormone therapy or by any other mean?
Growing: Nope. You are done growing.Get a more detailed answer ›
How would I go about getting an appointment with an endocrinologist in Vancouver, Canada regarding HGH therapy to increase height?
Would it help?: Before you invest time & effort I would have your local doc do a bone maturity study (bone age). A single x-ray of your wrist/hand can be examined for growth centers. If the study showed a "bone age" of about 15, your effort could be worthwhile. If it says you are mature (>18) the growth centers are closed & neither HGH or anything else will make you grow taller. ...Read more
Almost 5 Yo DD is very short, fit & active. I am short but hubby and others in family have good height. She is < 3 percentile. Growth Hormone Therapy?
Hard to speculate: About 3% of the normal kids fall in that range of height and would not benefit from growth hormone.A first step would be to have an x-ray done of her wrist/hand. Growth centers in those bones can reveal a bone maturity. A reading suggesting 5 or later would suggest she is genetically short. A reading of 4, just a late bloomer, 3 or earlier would warrant blood studies of her hormones. Start with her doc ...Read more
Will Hormone therapy with HGH (for my height I'm 165 cm) and testosterone (My penis is small, and doesn't get erect) be effective for a 19 yo male?
Probably not!!: HGH is a very potent hormone which causes bones to grow from the ends. Most guys have stopped growing by the time they are eighteen. You might have a teeny bit of growth potential left in you. You could become looking like Boris Karloff in Dr. Frankenstein. Read "The Serenity Prayer". ...Read more
A questions about female-to-male (ftm) hormone therapy - does taking testosterone affect your height?
I had rotator cuff surgery on 3 02 2012 did 7 months of therapy and now my bicep gives me a terrible pain when I lift it almost to my shoulder height it hurts so bad I have to drop and hold my arm my arm is also cracking and popping again any suggestions
Probably didn't heal: I suspect your repair didn't take or part of the repair failed to heal. Not your fault or even your surgeon's fault. Blame biology. Depending on extent of tear anywhere from 10->50% of tears won't heal. I would advise a followup exam and have it looked at. If still having pain and tendon retorn options will inlcude steroid, benign neglect or reverse total shoulder. B cautious w repeat repair. ...Read more
There was some mention this year of increasing tamoxifen therapy to 10 years instead of 5 (post ca rx). What is the current thought on this?
Good question: The atlas trial presented about a year ago showed that 10 years of post-op tamoxifen led to decreased recurrence and mortality as compared to 5. An older trial done in the us did not show that, but the atlas is a more robust trial with over 12, 000 women. Many of us are now keeping patients on tam for 10 years or adding 5 years of Letrozole after 5 of tam as in the ma.17 trial. The question is... ...Read more
I'm 17yr diagnosed with iliopsoas snapping in july 2013 and also got treated nsaids corticosteroid, therapy but pain is increasing any home remedies?
Iliopsoas release: Arthroscopy is the definitive way to fractionally lengthen a tight and snapping iliopsoas tendon via hip arthroscopy. Minimal morbidity and is outpatient surgery. Trial of rest, stretching, injections are important first lines of treatment, but when symptomatic snapping persists, arthroscopic psoas release is a good option. ...Read more
So there doesn't exist any kind of method or treatment to increase humans height after being fully grown?
Depends: There are some drastic surgical measures that have been explored. I recall one that fractures the upper leg bones and places them in a special stretching halo, filling in the fracture site with donor bone. Takes years ; risk. This was years ago and involved treating little people who achieved a few inches. For regular folks, once the growth centers in your long bones have closed you are done growing. ...Read more
Heightening...: Unfortunately, it is not possible to get taller unless surgeons cut the bone and lengthen it... Your stance can possible improve through therapy with flexibility and core strentghtening or if low back pain improves and it allows better posture. That makes people see you stand more upright, and -in fact- look taller.... ...Read more
No: Unfortunately, by 19-20 years old, most peoples' bone growth plates have closed, and you are as tall as you are going to get. Should work to accept you for who (and how tall) you are and identify your gifts rather than focus on detractors. ...Read more
Primary care, then..: Other doctors such as a rheumatologist and endocrinologist can help look for medical causes of tongue enlargement. If surgery is needed, the ENT (Head and Neck) surgeons are the ones who treat macroglossia. Reasons for surgery include airway obstruction, speech difficulties, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and cosmetics. The procedure is usually called partial glossectomy. ...Read more
Iam 16.5 years boy and my height is 5'4. If my bone plates are not fused then can my height grow with treatment?
Some: Correct that you may grow some more if growth plates not fused, and if receive treatment. But also check family heights--if they are all about 5'4", then don't expect to become a basketball player. Might gain a few inches with treatment. ...Read more
What foods promote growth and do massages help??? is there any certain types of doctors that specialise in height treatment
Hi, I'm 4.9" and 29 but look like 20 year old. I seriously want to increase my height. Could you please suggest any remedy, ready for any treatment.
Not possible: There is no method for increasing your height once the growth plates in your boned have fused, which occurs aq few years after the onset of puberty. Your height is now stable. That will not prevent you from feeling taller as you can behave in such a manner that people will respect you and see you as a tall man. ...Read more
Want to increase height at any condition please suggest treatment im 26 yrs old n my height is 5.4?
Platform shoes: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of an >18 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity. If >18, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches. Nothing will help if the growth centers are closed/finished. ...Read more
I am 16.5 year boy my heigt is 5'4.5 if my growth plates are not fused than how much height can increase with treatment. Iam so worry about my height.
Depends: If you are in your teenage years or if you are referring to a child, a good healthy diet with plenty of exercise and activity can maximize your chances to attain your full potential. However, if you are an adult, there isn't much you can do as your bones have fused leaving no room for further growth. ...Read more
Homeopathic doctors claim that they can increase increase height upto 30 yr of age? Is it possible in homeopathic treatment?
What doctors?: What homeopathic doctor did you hear or see claim such a thing? This is way out of reason, since most people's growth plates close by late teen years. No homeopathic physician I know (including me) would ever claim something like that. I suggest you steer clear of anyone who would. ...Read more
Is ther any treatment or surgery for reducing hieght m height is about 6 feet 5 inchs I want to loss about 3 or4 inches is it possible?
No: It would not be advisable.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 20 years old. My height is 5.3. I need to increase my height u people are doctors ryt u can do something please suggest some treatment for me please?
Can't change nature: Height is determined by growth centers in your bones. In men, these usually close at 16-18.Once they close you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of your wrist/hand could verify the closure of your growth centers. There are no exercises, stretches, yoga or meds to change what nature does to you. ...Read more
Height growth: Depends upon the fact f your growth plates are fused or not! Easy way to tell this would be to go to your pmd and ask to get a bone age study done -- which is a plain x- ray of both the wrists. ...Read more
My sister's age is 15 and height is 146 CM please give some tips or treatment so that her height can be increased.
No: You cannot force anyone's height to be more with any type of "tips or treatment". This may be contrary to what you have been told in your area but those people have no basis in science for their claims. Height is genetically determined based on the parents' heights. Also, proper diet, some exercise (daily gym not required), and stress management all affect health, including height over many years. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for stop growing hieght. My height is 6.5inch and I am almost of 19 year and now I want to stop growing up. Is it possible?
Yes, but see a Dr.: First of all, you should get checked to make sure you have no problems with producing too much growth hormones. Get evaluated for a condition called acromegaly. If you have it, treatment can be given to slow growth to normal. If no problems with growth hormones, things can be done to stunt growth, but it is not normally done, so see your doctor. ...Read more
I am 23 years old weight is 100kg and height is 5'11". I want to lose weight is hCG weight lose treatment has any side effects?
See Dr., avoid HCG: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more