Ever been used as arm rest by all your friendséYeah. Not fun. But maybe a little human growth hormone could help with that. Hey guys Julia here for DNews I have always said I'm average height, butgrowing up I had oddly tall friends. I wished there was some way to make myself taller.I know I'm about average height for a woman, which is approximately 5'4. But there aresome vertically challenged people who aren't so lucky. Is there something they could doéWell some people take human growth hormone, to build lean body mass or to add a few extrainches to their height.
Human growth hormone is a hormone naturallyproducedhigh amounts during childhood and adolescence, but a study published inThe Journal of al Endocrinology Metabolism found that secretion decreases with age byaround 14% per decade. The hormone is producedthe pituitary gland, loed at the baseof the brain. HGH tells the liver to produce a hormone called insulinlike growth factor1(IGF1).The two hormones work together to tell the bones, muscles, and other tissues to grow. But due to various genetic conditions, likeTurner synome, SHOX deficiency and Noonan synome, some people just don't producethe hormone so they tend to be smaller than
average. But according to one endocrinologist,if they take synthetic human growth hormone, they could gain one to four inches. HGH doesmore than add a few inches, it can even take away fat, according to a study published inthe New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that HGH deficient adults who take thesynthetic hormone gain lean body mass and lose some fat body mass, which is incidentallyone of the reasons athletes dope with it. But some parents are giving the hormone totheir perfectly healthy, but short chilen. Becauseour Western culture, we value tallness.Studies show that taller people are generally more respected and have higher IQs and accordingto several studies publishedthe Journal
of Applied Psychology and another publishedin the Journal of Human Capital, over the course of a lifetime taller folks tend toearn more money. A lot more. According to lead authors of the Applied Psychology study,a tall person will â€œenjoy literally huneds of thousands of dollars of earnings advantage.â€� But giving your perfectly healthy but shortkid HGH might not be the best idea. First of all, it's pretty expensive; costing asmuch as 50,000 dollars. For spending all that money, it might not even add height to thosewithout a deficiency. Plus, it can cause some very serious health issues. Too much HGH cancause a condition called acromegaly, which
basically causes hands and feet swell, overlypronounced facial features, and excessive sweating. HGH use can also trigger cardiomyopathy,osteoporosis, menstrual irregularities, and impotence according to a study published inthe British Journal of Sports Medicine. And one study publishedthe journal Acta medicaScandinavica found that condition can increase the risk of premature death from heart problems.But still knowing all these risks, people still take HGH for more superficial reasons. So if your kid doesn't have a hormone deficiencyand are thinking of spending upwards of 50,000 dollars to try and boost their height, thinkof all the sideeffects first. Being short
isn't really a health condition and plentyof people wind up just fine looking up at the world. Plus they make good arm rests,apparently. Love scienceé Love learningé What more handpicked stories delivered straight to your inboxé Sign up for our newsletter, there'sa link at the top of the description! And if you're wondering more about thatwhole being short and living longer thing, check out this episode right here So are you shorté Did you get used as armrest by all your friendsé Yeah story of my life. Tell me your story downthe commentsbelow.
Acupressure Point To Increase Height Massage Monday 255
Hi everyone, this is Yasuko and it's timefor Massage Monday. Per viewer's request this week I am going to talk about acupressurepoints to grow taller. Unfortunately there is no acupressure point that will guaranteea height increase because our height is affected by the genes from ourparents and even the stress levelour childhood. We grow through puberty when the growth hormoneis increased, then we stop growing. Of course there are exceptions and some people continueto growlater years like my friend who just told me she grew couple centimeters recentlyin her 40s. Since the growth hormone is producedthepituitary glandyour brain, you can stimulate
the pituitary gland reflex to promote theproduction of the growth hormone. These points arethe middle of your thumbs and alsoin the middle of the big toes. Press these points with the tip of your hooked thumbsand send energy for growth hormone production. After you stop growing vertically correctingthe bad posture may be the easiest way to increase height. When you get older or stressedout you tend to hunch with rounded shoulders. This will push your head forward and yourheight becomes shorter. Instead, open up your chest and imagine stacking your head on topof the spine. This will not just make you taller, but also uplift your mood, and helpget rid of the neck and shoulder pain. Also
if you have bow legs or knock knee, straighteningyour legs can help increase your height. And I'm not talking about surgery. I don't believein surgery unless it's a matter of life or death or it's absolutely necessary to functionin our daily life. Thanks for watching. I'll see you back nextweek. Make it a great week. Feel free to comment below and please don't forget to subscribe.