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Increasing height after onset of puberty - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   gain height
User :   hello
User :   anyone there
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hey had a question for you
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   is there anyway to gain height after puberty theres so much stuff on the internet
User :   im 5 foot seven male
User :   23
User :   years old
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   No, there are no methods of gaining after final growth spurt
Doctor :   because the growth plate ( metaphysis ) in the bone gets fused
Doctor :   the complete metaphysis gets calcified after puberty
User :   can the spine stretch to gaint height and are there un natural ways of gaining height
User :   ?
Doctor :   No, Absolutely not
Doctor :   Dont go behimd the myths
Doctor :   the bones once fuse and ossify its impossible for them to grow
User :   what about intense stretching or increase in growth hormone production
Doctor :   Intense stretching may result in bone remodeling in the direction of stretch but not exact growth or to the extent of normal lengthening
Doctor :   If you go for growth hormone after the puberty and fusion of growth plate its useless rather it can cause undue lengthening of soft bones or cartilage
Doctor :   resulting in long nose or long fingers and toes
Doctor :   a condition resembling acromegaly
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