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Suggest medication to stop growing in height?

Hi, what can stop me from growing? I'm believe I'm just over 6 foot 2inches and don't wont want to get much taller, I hate it. I've heard drinking a lot of coffee is good for stunting growth but is there anything else I can do? I'd like to be a Pilot when I get a little older and I am worries I will reach height limits before that time. Is there any medication I can take? Thank you in advance.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
The body growth (height) stops at the age of 17-19 years in boys.
beyond this age, the bones fuse and no more linear growth takes place.
What is your age?
The upper limit for bone growth may vary between different ethnic groups.
However, the age range is 17-19 years.
If your age is beyond this range, it is abnormal for you to grow taller.
In that case, you need to consult your endocrinologist.
regarding drugs for stopping growth are anabolism steroids.
However, these steroids are not available without doctor's potential and these are 'dope' drugs.
Anti-growth properties of caffeine are not proven.


Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal

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