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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello!
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User :   I am 23 year old male, my height is approx 5"4'. I have a lean frame, have not developed a full beard, and have some acne problems (which indicate I might be hitting puberty) Is there any possibility that I can increase my height? And if yes what is best natural way to do so. Thanks a ton, your help is highly appreciated
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Doctor :   It is very difficult to increase height after 18 years of age. You can practice some Yoga asanas to help you.
User :   Ok, but I've heard cases where people shoot up a few inches after 20-21
Doctor :   What is your weight?
User :   Around 53
Doctor :   It depends on the hormonal levels of the body and you can practice some exercise for that.
User :   Stretching Exercise?
Doctor :   You can build your muscles as you are already underweight.Your ideal weight should be around 64
Doctor :   For increasing the height try some Power Yoga, that would be helpful
User :   Ok! Also, since I am vegetarian, what all do I need to add to my diet to get the proper nutrients?
Doctor :   You should have a balanced diet comprising of proteins, fats and carbohydrates i the ratio 30 :30"40
Doctor :   1)Eat 3 servings of fruit and veggies.
Doctor :   2)Have more of proteins like dals, beans, rajma, chola, cereals in diet
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User :   I got logged off.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   3)Have milk and can add Proteinex powder in it daily.
User :   Do you have any reference site or somthing where I can look up for best stretching exercises?
Doctor :   4)These stretching exercises are to be done under proper trainer only.
Doctor :   You can ask some instructor to train you for few days.
User :   Oh protienex made me remember something, is it ok to have whey protien when I hit the gym? As in does whey protien have any side effects?
Doctor :   You can take it for few months. It helps in building muscles.
Doctor :   If you do not want to have any powder you can go for either Thereptin Biscuits.
Doctor :   Have six meals in a day instead of 3 large meals.
User :   Ok, thats what I try for mostly end up eating 5 meals
Doctor :   You should increase your protein intake, its just not eating.
Doctor :   Avoid eating outside junk food.
User :   My parents height are 5'9" and 5'4" respectively. Isnt it said that height is influenced by the taller parent?
User :   Ok. Protien intake needs to be increase. Any suggestions of food rich in protien except for dal's?
Doctor :   No its not like that. Its influenced by both paternal and Maternal side.
Doctor :   I have already explained its in rajma, beans, chola, eggs, cereals
Doctor :   In cabbage, brocolli, asparagus, corn, bhutta,carrots
User :   Oh ok! Another thing, this might sound juvenille but does accupunture (as in Yoko Height Increaser) help increasing height in any way? I have been seeing it around so much these days that I've actually started to wonder if they work!
Doctor :   Since i am an allopathic doc i cannot comment on these products.
Doctor :   But these products as such do not help as how can they grow the bones of a person.
Doctor :   When the bones are fully grown
User :   Ok!
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   Yes! Stretching excercise, 6 meals a day, increase protien intake, gaining weight in form of muscles
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   Oh yes, does smoking affect growth process?
Doctor :   Yes it certainly does.
User :   And so does alcohol?
Doctor :   And also smoking has other side effects.
Doctor :   Yes
User :   Yes I do know about that, I wanted to know whether it hinders growth too
Doctor :   It can affect.

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