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Forum Name: Endocrinology Topics

Question: please answer my question quickly

 thegiant - Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:38 pm

Hello Everybody

I want to ask you about the reality of increasing height medicines. Are they true or they are just for profit? I read in the internet about a lot of medicines which feed the height hormone, is this true? Also, if increasing the height is possible, does it has any side effect? Please give me a detailed answer.

Here are some links for some of those medicines
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:28 pm

User avatar Dear Guest,

i have not heard yet of a study that either proved or disproved the allegations that the companies that produce these products.

After the growth centers in the bones fuse, i am not aware that bones grow again. This product stimulates growth hormone production and in adults increasing growth hormone production leads to a well known and well described disease called acromegaly. i am not sure though about the levels required for growth hormone to cause acromegaly and the doses that this drug contains may not be enough to do it though.

With products like these, i would be more careful. If you want to use such a product, i recommend that it be done under medical supervision.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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