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Date : 25-Jan-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Weight & Lifestyle
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:As you earlier informed about the increase in height
User:would like to know there would be surgery performed or would be done by consumption of medicines
Doctor:Current medical drugs available have negligible effect on height.
Doctor:Therefore there is no real benefits from buying and using those medications and supplement products.
User:still can u pleaase let me know for some good option other than surgery
User:are u there
Doctor:As I mentioned earlier, I have not found any use from medicines and pills
Doctor:with regards to height increament.
Doctor:* At this age, if a person is looking for height increament
User:how about excersise
Doctor:Exercise can make him fitter and leaner;
Doctor:but again there has not been any evidence found to suggest it increases height.
Doctor:Since his growth plates are fused. It starts around puberty and most of them are fused by 20 years
Doctor:height increment can only be made possible through surgical means.
Doctor:Here the limb bones are attached to an apparatus (ilizarov apparatus) after they are manually fractured
Doctor:with an aim to have bone growth inbetween.
Doctor:In my opinion, this is the only available option to increase height.
Doctor:Have you followed what I said?
User:but will this create a problem in his future life
Doctor:It is a meticulous procedure associated with some complications.
Doctor:Since the process involves fracturing the bone, he would have to bear with the pain even after the surgery.
Doctor:Off course there are medicines and he will need to be on them for longer durations.
User:ok thank you for your opinion
Doctor:As his limb will be immobilized, joints would become stiff. Physiotherapy is again a painful process.
Doctor:I am sorry, I only meant that at the age of 25, I wouldn't advice any of my patients for height increment process.
Doctor:hope you understand.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:I have to close the chat as you are not responding.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:thank u Dr. this means there is no option
Doctor:Ilizarov is the only option available for height increment. However as I said it is not worth it.
Doctor:You can discuss with your friend about it.
User:oh sure thanks a lot for youur support
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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