Hello my name is Shahab Mahboubian, Iam an orthopedic surgeon and I specializelimb lengthening and deformity correctionsurgery. Many of my patients have asked me about HGH or growth hormone as the answerto growing taller. There are two main problems with growth hormone. Number one, for it towork properly and to help you grow, it would need to be taken prior to puberty. The secondproblem, it can be extremely harmful to your body if not taken properly under the guidanceof a endocrinologist. As limb lengthening I tell my patients that have hitpuberty and are serious about growing taller that there is an alternative and that is toundertake a limb lengthening or hight lengthening
procedure.This is not a procedure that isfor everybody. There are potential compliions involved with the surgery and you would needto cometo see if you qualify for the surgery. Many of my patients who have had the lengtheningprocedure have had great results and have been able to return to their presurgicalactivities, as well as sports. If this is something that really interests you, pleasefeel free to visit my website for more information.
Should Short People Take Human Growth Hormone
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.