Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
Yes, the growth period is over in all likelihood and it is late to give GH
You may do Xrays of the wrist to confirm the fusion of the bones when it is late to give GH
5'6' is a satisfactory height for a male and there should be no reason to suspect GH deficiency
Col (Dr) J Muthukrishnan, SM
Senior Adviser (Med) & Endocrinologist
Patient replied :
My question is: what are the negatives of hormonal tratment, that is -
what might be the dire consequences of such intervension and what are the odds, as
far as the medical statistics show.
Use of GH in a person with no deficiency after growth period is over can cause acromegaly, which is enlarged bones n soft tissue, excess oiliness, rise in BP, blood sugar and cholesterol and cause abnormal heart enlargement.
It's unsafe drug to use