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Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: Hello, my 17 yo son seems to be stuck at 5'6. I am 5'5 and my husband is 5'8 1/2
I bought Peak Height maximizer pills. What do you think?? Safe? Do they work?
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estion: Dear doctor why my knee wound area is yellowish fluid and little bit swelling in wound area does the cefadroxil antibiotic tablets is good for woun
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What?!!!!!!!!!!
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
pills are scams.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.
I have gone through your details and i appreciate your concerns.
As per your query answers are-
There is no salt in medical science which can effect height.
The only therapy which can help to gain height in modern medicine is growth hormone therapy.
Trials have shown that-
The lower dose was 33 micrograms per kilogram of body weight a day was administered to children's a fifth of those getting the low dose reached a final height well within normal ranges.

But these injections have to be taken under strict monitoring of endocrinologist.

A per your query pills are scam.They have no documented proofs(recorded by valid and certified agencies).

Suggestions-
He is 17 excellent age to pick height follow what i am suggesting he will be tall very soon.Don't waste this golden period on scam pills etc.

Give him yoga training .He should practise these asanas every day for 45 minutes.
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
Hasta-Padasana (Hand-To-Feet Forward Bend Pose)
Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand)
Adho-MukhaSvanasana (Downward Dog Pose)
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
(CAN SEE THM ON YOU TUBE).
calcium supplementation can be given along with easily digestible protein and amino acid supplements.

Along with these asanas ask him to swim daily for 30 minutes.He can grow tall till age of 21.

Thanks.

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