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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Sir,Could you suggest me the proper medicine to increase height or surgery to increase height for one of my friend at the age of 27. We reside in Southern part of. He is required to increase his height at speed as his marriage is fixed in 1 month.. Please respond as soon as possible
Doctor :   HI,
Doctor :   Dr
User :   hello
Doctor :   I am sorry , there are no such medicines which increase the height after 27 years , where the bones have already fused and tight
User :   do you have any other exercise or other alternatives
User :   he is doing regular stretches, also would calcium in take help
Doctor :   no,
Doctor :   calcium will not help here
User :   then please doctor he needs help
Doctor :   my be stretching exercises over years may bring a small change say not more than 2 to 3 cm
User :   and......
Doctor :   there are hormones but better given before 21 years
User :   ohhh..
Doctor :   if taken now can have serious sideffects
User :   how about the ayurvedic medicines or other yoga asanas..? do they help
Doctor :   yes, but not much , after years of effort can see not more than 2 to 3 cm
User :   ohhh ok
User :   how about the surgery, he was talking about a limb lengthening surgery is it worth
Doctor :   yes there are , but they are too costly and have severe failure rates
User :   ohhhh.... so you have no advise for him for his height..? He went early to GYM and that is the reason he looks short, any other suggestions or advices, as he needs to look taller than teh girl he is marrying
Doctor :   ok, aerobics can help here , by getting him a good structure , giving a apparent height increase
User :   cool.... and how about the diet
Doctor :   yes , having simple proteins like egg , pulses , oats along with aerobics will be good
Doctor :   fruits ones eaten with peel , dry fruits serve the purpose
User :   may I know how much span it would take with aerobics
Doctor :   still its disappointing , a minimum of 3 to 4 months is what it may take to show results
User :   ohhh okkk
User :   any means for early results
Doctor :   i am sorry , there are none , but false myths
Doctor :   do not be guided by the internet
User :   ohhh... he just needs to increase a 2 inches
Doctor :   it could happen with aerobics and stretching exercises
Doctor :   but have to be patient , it takes time
User :   yes I do understand and thank you very much for your advise doctor, hope his body supports more for the stretches and he could achieve early results
Doctor :   you are welocme
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   sure I will thank you and please do let me know if any other means come to your notice for height increase as the science is developing, many medical ways may come out
User :   thank you once again
Doctor :   please give me your email ID so that i can send you the information needed
User :   YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   sure , now will take care of it
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye
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