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Is it possible to increase height after 20 years of age?

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I am a 20 year old male and I am almost 5th 8in tall,is there a chance that I may still grow taller ?
Posted Fri, 26 Apr 2013 in Weight & Lifestyle
 
 
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 18 minutes later
Hi
You are 20 years.
Your height is 5'8" tall.
Though theoritically the growth in the males will stop between 18-20 years,practically i saw many people growing in height even after 20 years.
So,you can grow taller .
Wish you good health
Regards
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Follow-up: Is it possible to increase height after 20 years of age? 20 minutes later
Can I do anything specific to increase my height ?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 35 minutes later
Hi
Please take good protein diet
Do regular exercise.
As Genetics play a major role in height determination,there is no role of any medicines or treatment forms which increase the height.
Wish you good health
Regards
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