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Question: I want to get taller. Should i use Human Growth Hormone? HGH

 Connor K - Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:25 pm

I am a 15 year old male and i am roughly 5'3'' and i want to get taller. I've been told that HGH ( Human Growth Hormone ) can help me out, is this true?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:45 pm

User avatar Hello,
This hormone is only indicated in people with growth problems and hormone deficiency; not for people who just want to be taller. If you are worried that your height is not just a genetic issue, see an endocrinologist.

Best wishes.


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