Although people are supposed to be treated equally regardless of their appearance, it is not exactly a secret that tall people tend to be successful. One look at the runway of a fashion show or inside of a board room will tell you that this is the truth. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that so many people are looking for real ways to increase their height. Height simply carries with it a symbol of power that people desperately want and many wonder if injecting human growth hormone into the body will do the trick.
Human growth hormone, or HGH as it is commonly called, is a hormone that is naturally produced within the brain’s pituitary gland. It is responsible for determining how tall a child grows as they become an adult, but when a person becomes an adult its function changes and instead is responsible for producing muscle and bone and maintaining the function of the body’s organs and cells. Therefore, simply utilizing HGH to help adults grow taller after the age of 18 is not going to work in most cases.
The only candidates for HGH past the age of 18 are adults that have growth plates that are not yet closed. There are some people that will fit this scenario and a simple x-ray can be taken that will display whether or not growth plates are open allowing for the use of HGH. Per medical restrictions, in order to receive a HGH prescription the patient needs to be formally diagnosed with both GHD and height deficiency beforehand.