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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi..i want to discuss height increase

Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Please proceed
User :   i want to discuss height increase for ma wife
User :   im 6 feet
User :   and she is 5
User :   feet
User :   she is 1985 born
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User :   so the height diference is quite unusual
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User :   so any suggestion from you to grow her a bit taller by 3-4 inches will be realy apreciated
Doctor :   I shall give you tips surely but you hve to accept the fact that there is no active interventions that really help to increase the height

User :   oh ya :-(
Doctor :  
One thing is Yoga which is beneficial in all regards
Doctor :   It accelerates the metabolism in the body and helps in higher secretion of the fluid of the pituitary gland. This gland assists in greater height

Doctor :  
Unfortunately this happens effectively if the person is still growing
Doctor :  
The growth effectively stops at age 21 for females
User :   oh k
User :   but there are so many medicines available for height increase
Doctor :  
They are suitable for people who are dwarf and the physical structure is producing them problems
Doctor :  
For cosmetic increase in height they are not suitable for eg your wife
Doctor :  
The asanas that are helpful are
Doctor :  
Chakrasana ( wheel pose )
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Tadasana ( Shoulder stand )
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Pranayama ( Breathing exercise )
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Do you want me to tell you how to do them
User :   nups
Doctor :  
I did not understand
User :   no...i knw these asanas
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
The medical methods of increasing the height are
User :   but no medicines you suggest
Doctor :  
Growth hormone injections
User :   okay
Doctor :   The non-medical use of growth hormone can induce serious side effects.
Doctor :   For these reasons, one should never attempt to use injectable growth hormone not specifically prescribed by your physician.

User :   so basically you are suggesting..i shld not try any medical treatment
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :  
Clinical Endocrine Metabolism show that Growth Hormone (GH) peaks somewhere about age 20 and drops off sharply to age 40.
User :   so d only option is yoga but that too not sure
User :   can gym..stretching...hiring a professional trainer hep increase height
Doctor :   Yoga, Breathing exercises, Few other exercises, Sunlight
Doctor :   The best way to grow taller is the daily exercise.

Doctor :   The development of growth hormones is the key factor shaping one's tallness.
Doctor :   It is significant to increae the GH by daily exdercise
Doctor :   High jumps, hang ups and skipping are the other effective exercises

Doctor :  
Breathing helps in more oxygen and helps in greater secretion of hormones
Doctor :  
and make them work powerfully.
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Sunlight is also very imp factor in growing a person taller.
Doctor :  
Lots of research and scientific advancements are still underway
Doctor :  
probably possible to grow taller
User :   by the time this research is over....we will be old enough to accept each other the way we are
Doctor :  
perhaps it may come soon too
User :   okay . lets c
User :   okay other thing...if i quit drinking...will that helpme loose weight
Doctor :  
Research is never over it is a continous process to make the life of
Doctor :  
human quality
Doctor :  
Drinking alcohol is one of the ways to lose weight in people who consume
Doctor :  
Sorry * Quitting alcohol
User :   coool....
User :   and last thing....can cosmetic surgery help improve the facial features
Doctor :  
Largely helps
User :   any side effects
Doctor :   Choice of doctor and his expertise and current deformity should also be taken into consideration
User :   is it safe in india @ bangalore
Doctor :  
We have Good plastic surgeon in Bangalore who does them day in and day out
User :   how much does it cost ... just a rough idea for cheecks..lips and slight double chin
Doctor :  
One minute lemme check
User :   k
Doctor :  
Double chin is around 45,000 Rs
Doctor :  
Cheek Implants is around 70,000 Rs
Doctor :  
same is lip augmentation / reduction
User :   no not implants...dey are slightly chubby...i mean...earleir used to be sleek but not any more
Doctor :  
Do you want to reduce the cheeks
User :   yeah...wanna make them days types
Doctor :  
Contoring and liposuction are done for that

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