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Is dr ayushweda product for height increasing effective? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:hi doc, XXXXXXX here
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:want to ask u regarding newly introduced dr ayushweda product for height increasing
User:is it really very effective
Doctor:may i know , for what is the age of the person, who is supposed to take it ?
User:that u can increase ur height at any age?
Doctor:Height increase in most individuals , is maximum during puberty , that is before the age of 18 yers
User:girl, age about 26 yrs
Doctor:in women, the maximum height is reached, by the time of 18 to 20 years.
Doctor:after this age, the growth plates of the long bones of the body, which actually make the height of the body, are ossified , which means they no longer elongate
Doctor:so the chances of increase in height after age 25, is virtually nil
Doctor:and any product that says that it can increase height after the age of 25 years, , is giving false assurances
Doctor:yes, the product may help individuals , less than 18 years ,
User:but, in that advertisement, they are saying its possible, so that means its just mrktng for selling the product or its possible?
Doctor:but, not after age of 25 years ,
Doctor:it is just marketing
Doctor:may i know your height and weight ?
User:weight is 51 kg and height is 4.10
Doctor:you seem to have a BMI of 23.5
Doctor:WHICH is very good
Doctor:though, you have a slightly lower height, keeping your weight within athletic range, would help you keep a good appearance
Doctor:and look great
Doctor:I would not advise you, to take the products advertised , for weight gain at your age
User:but then, what about the product which i have asked you
Doctor:it is a product meant for individuals less than 18 years
Doctor:not for individuals , who are about 20 years age
User:so is der any other way, that the person can increase height
Doctor:medically, the only way to increase height after age 25 , is via Orthopedic surgery called ILIZAROVs method
Doctor:this is s surgery, which can increase the height upto 5 inches,
Doctor:but the procedure is time consuming, and needs at least 6 months of bed rest
User:how it actually works, wht exactly they do in this surgery
Doctor:They cut the LONG BONES of the body (usually the tibia - lower leg bone)
Doctor:and then elongate it , by serial retraction
User:what is serial retraction
Doctor:this requires the patient to be bed ridden, so that healing and elongation of the bones occur , with time
Doctor:the 2 bone ends are separated, during the healing process
Doctor:usually when healing occurs, tissues grow between the cut ends
User:can u pls explain me in simple language, as u r using all the medical words
Doctor:so when you separate them further, there should be a increase in the amount of cells that bridge the gap
User:means u r saying becoz of some bones in legs, increased in height stops
Doctor:i mean to say that , it is normal for the body to stop growing, in height after age 20 years
User:but this surgery is safe? and does people prefer this kind for surgery for growing problem
Doctor:if you are really interested to increase your height , and are willing to spend a considerable amount of money as well as time off work, then you can think about this procedure
Doctor:the surgery is safe, but the lengthening process is long, and you will be hospitalized and bed ridden for a period of 4 months at least
Doctor:the cost of the procedure, and the expenses may come upto more than 1 lakh
User:can u pls give me details of concerned hospital and doctors, and approximately cost for the same
User:and which hospital they do dis surgery
Doctor:may i know where you live ?
Doctor:You mean mumbai ?
Doctor:Orthocare Centre , 304 Doctor Centre
August XXXXXXX Marg, Kemps Corner , Mumbai - 0000, India

Mobile : +91 0000 0000
Doctor:you can consult Dr XXXXXXX Shah at that center
Doctor:he has over 25 years experience in the related procedure
User:any other hospital in mumbai, that u can suggest
Doctor:sorry, this is a very important procedure, and should be done with doctors with good experience only
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