hi i am a 24 year old girl .
  hi i am a 24 year old girl .

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hi i am a 24 year old girl . my height is 134 cm ( 4feet 4inches) i have been taking growth flex v pro ( l-arginine and ornithinine ) for past one month on bed time and have noticed about 1.5 cm diffrence in height in few weeks . i would like to know is there any side effect of it . and i also consulted a doctor my spine is in really bad shape and i have a very bad posture and im obese. 63kg. my doctor said me that if my posture is improved and spine is straiter i may be additional 2-3 inches taller as my spine is curved ( like a opposite ' C" SHAPE ) pushing my hips out from behind and also a round slouched shoulder . I have started doing lots of exercise to lose weight and yoga to correct my posture 2 hours of intense streches everyday. will it help me ? is taking a arginine and ornithinie safe ? since iv already taken for a month and noticed diffrence . i also take calcium n magnesium zinc to strenghten my bones. please tell me will doing all these help me gain atleast 1-2 inches. my parents are quite tall both above 5.8. i dont have any other issues and my blood works are all fine no thyroid , no cholestrol no pco . my periods are regular . pls help doctor.

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Hi,

Most common cause of small height is inherited from parents,but since your parents have a good height i would recommend you to get your hormonal tests like growth hormone or consult an endocrinologist because they might be really helpful to you,since your height is to small as compared to your parents.
The problem can also be related to your spine but spine can never make such a big difference to your height.
The tablet you are taking is fine and can be taken for a few months,you should avoid such drugs if you are suffering from migraine and any bleeding disorder and can disturb your kidney functions,so if you have then keep your self tested regularly.
Taking calcium and growth flex tablets,such products usually won't make such a difference(around 2 inches) to your height.
Yoga and doing regular excercise can reduce your pain and symptoms but they can't solve your problem.
You should visit an orthopedic surgeon,he will get your spine x-rays and may be if your spine is to curved,then he might recommend you surgical treatment or may be bracing.

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