Many people in the world have been dissatisfied with their current height and wondered how to get taller. In the past, people have tried everything from drugs and steroids, to herbal medicine and home remedies. There are, however, very few ways to actually grow taller that your body would normally get.
Your height is basically pre-determined by your DNA. This means that regardless of how much you try to change your muscles or physical appearance, this will not change your height. It is true that a poor diet can negatively affect your height. Your body needs the proper nutrients to grow, such as calcium, protein, calories, and amino acids. If you do not have sufficient levels of these, your bones will not grow to their full potential. However, ingesting more of these will not make you any taller than you will naturally grow. Still want to know how to get taller?
One option for growing beyond your body’s natural potential is artificial human growth hormones. This is a chemical that is developed from substances removed from human corpses. It is an artificial version of the chemical that your body naturally uses to tell your bones and muscles to develop. An increased amount of this hormone in your blood will result in a boost in growth. Your body will begin to increase bone size and muscle mass. The end result is that your body will be taller and more muscular than your DNA would normally cause you to be. Typical results show growths of about two inches in merely 6 months of treatment. This option is not for everyone, though. The process requires daily injections, which can cost anywhere between $1000 and $1500 per injection.
Doctors have found out how to get taller with another procedure as well. This method is both time consuming and extremely painful to the patient. This method is performed by breaking the leg bones repeatedly and ‘stretching’ the bone to increase bone length, and therefore increasing height. An apparatus is bolted to the tibia and fibula (lower leg bones/shin bones) on both legs. The leg bones are then broken in the middle, which is excruciatingly painful. The device that has been bolted to the shin is then used to pull the broken segments apart from each other, allowing only a very tiny gap in between the bones. The bones will begin to heal themselves, and in doing so will fill the gap with new bone tissue. Once the gap is almost filled, the bone is then separated even more. This has to be done regularly for around a three month period. After the period, the bones are too weak to walk on, and therefore the patient is bound to recovery in a wheelchair. As long as there are no infections or nerve injuries, the patient will be able to walk on the legs again after about one year in a wheelchair. The end result is usually a two to three inch increase in height.
Now you know how to get taller. Unless you are either extremely wealthy or are willing to be bound to a wheelchair for over a year, then increasing your height is out of the question. Your best bet is to eat healthy, don’t waste time trying to get taller, and learn to be happy with the body you were born with.