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Are there any ways for a 20 year old male to grow 2-3 inches taller or more? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:XXXX: Are there anyways for a 20 year old male to grow 2-3 inches taller or more? My projected height was 6'2" (My Father is 6'1" and my Mother was 5'8") and I am currently 5'9". I was always one of the tallest kids in my classes throughout grade school and middle school but once I hit high school I started sleeping less (3-6 hours a night) and didnt really have all that great of a diet (a lot more sugars and candies than I probably shouldve had). Also I dont really know how far a long in puberty I am because even though I have arm pit hair/pubic hair I barley have any facial hair whatsoever. If you think its possible for me to grow 2 to 3 inches or even more Id really appreciate it if you told me yes or no and if yes the steps I would need to take to grow taller. Thank you.
XXXXX: I was about 5'7" to 5'8" when I entered high school so Ive only grown about an inch or two since then and from my own personal experience and from what my doctors have told me I never really had a true growth spurt I dont know if that matters or not just figured Id add that just in case it helps you give me a better answer.
XXXX: Also just in case this matter I am 160 lbs of mostly muscle I only have about 12-14% body fat maybe even not even
Doctor:I have gone through your questions
Doctor:The answer is, I can't be sure.
Doctor:I can not give you a Yes or No answer to this question
User:Without knowing if my growth plates are closed or not right?
Doctor:Growth and development is not always uniform
Doctor:Without knowing if your growth plates have fused or not, I can not tell you anything worthwhile
Doctor:Is there anything else you would want to ask me?
User:Well since if my growth plates were closed I wouldnt be able to grow any taller can you tell me what I would have to do if they are not yet closed?
Doctor:If they are not closed, then you should consult an endocrinologist to assess your hormone levels
Doctor:Based on those results, you can request the endocrinologist for inducing growth through hormone therapy
User:That is the only way to know for sure though correct? by going to an endocrinologist?
Doctor:that is the only way
User:okay thank you for your help
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User:If I am taking a natural HGH supplement to gain muscle if my growths plates are still open would that help in producing HGH to grow taller or no?
Doctor:If you have something on your mind
Doctor:by HGH you mean, Human Growth Hormone?
Doctor:Okay, if your growth plates are not fused yet and you are taking HGH, then it should increase your hight
User:I have ordered a supplement called XPI Secratatropin which is a Natural HGH realeser
Doctor:In certain instances it can even cause Acromegaly
User:which is what?
Doctor:Acromegaly is a condition in which you will grow very tall, that is abnormally tall
Doctor:That happens if the growth hormone is excess
User:Will that cause further health complications in the future?
Doctor:apart from growing tall, you get clacifications in muscles and other non bony parts
Doctor:which can be a serious problem
Doctor:That can cause serious problems in the future
Doctor:But to be XXXXXXX I do not think these supplements have any effect on the release of growth hormone
User:Even if its not actual HGH just a natural HGH realeser
Doctor:HGH releasers... I am not familiar with those, because most of the times they are hoaxes
Doctor:and I have not seen any scientific literature which talks about these
Doctor:If you are so worried about your height, in my humble opinion, you must consult an endocrinologist
User:Okay then I understand
User:Okay I appreciate that
User:Thank you for your help
Doctor:You are most welcome
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