Being shorter than normal has a lot of drawbacks, personally, socially and professionally. There are many times you probably have felt discriminated against, left out and alone. You may have been the brunt of short jokes and even bullied in school.
Many people of shorter than average stature, especially men, seek out ways to make themselves seem taller. From elevator shoes with built-in heels and stretching exercises to online vitamins and false ads that lure people in with their promises, short people are vulnerable to try ways to gain inches to their height.
One method of becoming taller that you may see advertised online and in magazines is the human growth hormone, or also known as HGH.
Human growth hormones
If you search online for ways to become taller, you’ll see pages and pages of HGH advertisements. The problem with these drugs (yes, they are drugs) is that they shouldn’t be bought online. You never know for sure what you’re getting when you buy medications online.
Human growth hormones should never be used without the guidance of a specialist in the field of endocrinology.
The human growth hormone is a hormone that is produced in the pituitary gland. It spurs on the growth that children experience at a young age, up to and during puberty. Human growth hormones work by stimulating new bone to grow. HGH also regulates muscle growth, regulates body fluids and helps the body to metabolize fat and sugar.
To add height before puberty. For adding height, the best time for human growth hormones to be beneficial for added height is during adolescence, before puberty has started or at least before it is complete. As stated above, especially with children, human growth hormones should be carefully administered under the guidance of an endocrinologist.
After puberty, growth plates begin to fuse with the bones. New bone does not grow at this point because there is no place for it to be added. HGH will not be able to stimulate new bone growth once the growth plates are closed.
HGH drugs, whether purchased online or from a legitimate source are very expensive. Online medications may not contain the ingredients that they claim. You may be ingesting harmful ingredients.
HGH in adults
HGH was approved by the FDA in the mid to late 1980’s primarily for children who were short in stature due to medical conditions. HGH has since been used with claims to be an anti-aging compound; to restore hair growth and color; to improve one’s sex life, sleep and even restore vision.
Human growth hormones have been abused and used along with anabolic steroids to build muscle mass and increase athletic performance.
Side effects. Human growth hormone has been advertised as being a wonder potion that can fix many issues but it can come with its own set of side effects for otherwise healthy adults.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Edema (swelling) of the legs and arms
- Enlargement of breast tissue in men
- Pain in muscles and joints
There is controversy about the efficacy of HGH in children and adults. Human growth hormones will not add to your height as an adult. Once puberty is complete the growth plates are closed and growing stops, regardless of the type of drugs you put into your body.
Why not try something that will definitely help you add inches to your average or below average stature?
Limb lengthening surgery
You may not have heard about another way that will add inches to your height.
Limb lengthening surgery was developed to help with leg straightening for children who were afflicted with growth abnormalities such as dwarfism and other deformities. Now it has become a cosmetic surgery for adults who have tired of being below average in height.
This life-changing surgery uses your body’s own miraculous healing process to increase your height. During this procedure, a surgical cut is made in one of the leg bones. An internal device is placed that will gradually spread the bone apart. The amazing part of this process is that your body will replace the empty space with tissue, connective tissue and blood vessels.
Over time, the tissue hardens into bone and you will gain three to six inches in height.
Visit an orthopedic specialist
The best way to get all of the information you need about limb lengthening surgery is to talk to an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in this type of procedure. It is important to choose one that has been specifically trained to perform limb lengthening surgery – one who has done many of these procedures with successful outcomes.
Make an appointment for a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for limb lengthening surgery. Your orthopedic specialist will discuss all of the details of the surgery so that you will be able to make an informed decision – and gain the added height you have always wished for.