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Posted by: Nicky | 2006/11/07

Human Growth Hormone defiency

Good day Dr

I'm 26 years old and 1.42m tall - is Growth Hormone defiency treatment the best answer to grow taller at this age and will taking the injections really help?

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Dear Nicky
Firstly- you need to see a knowledgeable Endocrinologist regarding GH treatment.
Growth hormone will only be beneficial if the epiphysis(growth plates in bone) have not fused yet. If they are closed, you cannot grow in length any more. Several hormone tests and x-rays to determine bone age etc needs to be done before a course of action is decided upon.

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