Growth not happening
My niece has been diagnosed with hormones deficiency. Her height not increasing as regular. Doctor consulted suggested daily hormone injections for minimum 2 years. Is there any way out or any substitute to these injections as my sister can't afford to pay this much.
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Hi....., once you're done growing, that's pretty much it. Men grow height-wise until ~21 years old, although depending on the person they may experience slight changes until 25. For someone in their later twenties, you're already not producing the regul ar pulsatile bursts of growth hormone needed to stimulate longitudinal growth, but even if an exogenous source was provided, the growth region of the bone known as the epiphyseal plate has already shut down, so you'd only grow laterally. If you get doses of growth hormone as an adult, you develop a condition known as acromegaly.
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