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16 year old concerned about height. Can I take body growth formula?

Sir I m 16 year old girl n my height is 4 ft 8 inch ...its too small and it really affect me a lot ....I want to know that should I opt for step up body growth formula ..... n if not then why ...and what should I do I want to grow tall...please sir help me out with this ...n give me the best advise that will increse my height
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Hi dear,
Growth is not just about taking a growth powder. First you need to be evaluated by a doctor preferably endocrinologist and find out the cause of short stature
It could be familial, It could be due to not attaining secondary sexual characteristics, it could be due to underlying illness, due to growth hormone problems. Each problem has a different solution. But after assessment and treatment you will be definitely better. So please don't self medicate, its not so simple as you think.

Take care
Dr. Balaji Chinnasami MD
Assistant Professor, pediatrics
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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