Can Medicines Help Increase Height?

Can Medicines Help Increase Height?

Dr.Neeraj Mehta profile Authored by Dr.Neeraj Mehta on 27 Apr 2016 - 13:56.


Size matters! Everybody likes to have a good height.  However, what ever the height you may be, tall or short, it is not the end of the world. Certainly good height adds to your confidence levels. So, what can you do to get that height? While some accept  their height for their genetic make-up,  some others seek medication to gain height. Do medicines help in growing taller, let’s find out.

The market is full of medicines, powders and even injections that claim to increase your height within a few days or months and they take 100% guarantee too, but actually don’t make a difference at all and in some cases, if they do, it comes with drastic side effects and allergies.

Seek medical advice: It is highly recommended that you opt for medical advice before you take any medication, as overdose or low doses can have adverse affects on your body. These height increasing supplements are nothing but nutrients such as proteins, calcium, vitamins, carbohydrates, zinc etc which are vital to increase the height growth rate and others stimulate the HGH (human growth hormone).

Facts about growing taller:

  • Upto 85% of your height depends on your inherited genes. No one can predict how tall you can grow.
  • Natural ways like exercising and eating balanced diet are the right way to gain height.
  • Regular stretching exercises like swimming, cycling and playing sports like basketball etc., goes a long way.
  • For children, getting adequate and quality sleep can help as it is during rest time that our body grows by releasing Human Growth Hormones (HGH).
  • It is unlikely that you will grow taller after the age of 18 or 19, as most people have completed their growth by this age. However, you may gain some extra inches after this age too.
  • By nine years of age, the height growth of an average boy should have reached 75% of his height and complete growth at adulthood.
  • Even if you have reached an age of 18 or 19, you still have time to increase a few inches by regular exercising. 
  • Regular yoga asanas also help gain height and manage weight too.

Drugs, alcohol or tobacco must be avoided. Keeping a strong immune system with balanced diet and regular stretching exercises particularly, helps you gain height naturally and healthily. 



*Disclaimer: This website serves as informational purpose only. The content on the DesiMD website, including text, graphics, images, etc., and other content on the DesiMD are for informational purpose only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the DesiMD website. In case of a medical emergency, call your physician or the hospital immediately. DesiMD does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions or other information that may be mentioned on the site. Reliance on any information provided by DesiMD at the invitation of DesiMD, or other visitors to the site is solely at your own risk.