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Is it safe to use ghrh (growth hormone release hormone) when 17 years old to increase final height development?

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Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Ghrh is not indicated to treat growth hormone deficiency and short stature.
At age 17 yrs, most boys have fused growth plates so they cannot be helped even by gh or igf-1 etc.

In brief: No

Ghrh is not indicated to treat growth hormone deficiency and short stature.
At age 17 yrs, most boys have fused growth plates so they cannot be helped even by gh or igf-1 etc.
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

By age 17 years, almost all teens have stopped growing taller. That is usually because the growth areas at the end of their long bones have "fused" or "closed".
A return visit to a teenager's pediatrician, who can graph out his heights (from several years back) onto a growth chart, can reveal when the teen finished growing. Injecting growth hormone can cause side effects instead of more height.

In brief: No

By age 17 years, almost all teens have stopped growing taller. That is usually because the growth areas at the end of their long bones have "fused" or "closed".
A return visit to a teenager's pediatrician, who can graph out his heights (from several years back) onto a growth chart, can reveal when the teen finished growing. Injecting growth hormone can cause side effects instead of more height.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Is the bone age is 17 i will not recommend HGH treatment.

In brief: No

Is the bone age is 17 i will not recommend HGH treatment.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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