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22 year old needs to lose weight and gain height. Will power capsules help? Any side effects?

hello docter, i m 22 years old having 54 kg weight and 5 feet height. i want to loose some weight and increase my height also.all of my family members having good height and a nice personality. so please tell me what should i do for my uncle suggest me to take the more power capsules for 3 months.please tell about these capsules.after 22 years they do worl or not? is there any kind of side effect by having these capsules??
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

First of all, please do not get influenced by any over the counter medication & advertisements which claim to increase height or reduce may be harmful.

Height of an individual is determined by Genetics, Environmental & Nutritional factors and Hormonal factors (most important the Growth Hormone secreted by pituitary gland in brain)
An individual stops growing in height after the fusion of the Epiphyses (growth plates) of the long bones, which occurs by the age of 19-22 yrs in males.
So, as you have crossed the above mentioned age group, height cannot be increased any further with medications.

Regarding the problem of overweight, you need to make certain certain modifications regarding your diet & lifestyle.
Taking a healthy & balanced diet, avoid high calorie & oil rich foods, exercise regularly & avoid stress.

Wishing you Good Health.
Thanks and take care.
Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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Psychologist Dr. K. V. Anand's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

There are no short cuts for weight reduction. You can prctice balanced diet and rigorous exercise together. That is the only known way which has good results. There are so many supplemetary products in the market priced astronomically and claiming to be effective. But all these are failures upto some extent.
Height usually cannot be increased with supplements because height increases because bone lengh. Bone stops growing after around 22 or 23. You can correct your posture though.
Don't loose your money on quacky products.
Good luck.
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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