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.
Limb Lengthening How to Grow Taller
Hello, my name is Shahab Mahboubian. Iam an orthopedic surgeon and I specializelimb lengthening and deformity correctionsurgery. As a limb lengthening I have a lot of people that ask me about howto grow taller. Unfortunately there is no simple way to grow taller naturally. Onceyou hit puberty, even with proper nutrition, exercise, and supplements, would not helpyour hight or for you to grow taller. However, if a person is simply not content with theirhight, there is a leg lengthening or hight lengthening procedure that can be preformed.A leg lengthening procedure utilizes the newest techniques available to allow your leg, thigh,or a combination of both to be lengthened.
As a result you grow taller by several inches.The method consist of a minimally invasive procedure where a surgical cut is made inthe bone. Using an internal or external device the bone is then gradually lengthened whichthen adds several inches to your overall hight. This is not a procedure that is for everybody.There are possible compliions associated with the surgery and you would need to comein to see if you qualify for the surgery. Now if this is something that interest you,you can visit my website for more information.