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Suggest ways to increase height?

Jun 2015
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Hello Sir, I am 22 years, male and 5 ft 3.5 inches. Please can you suggest me something for an increase in height.
Posted Tue, 22 Oct 2013 in Men's Health
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 1 hour later
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Thanks for your query.

Height of an individual is determined by Genetics, Environmental & Nutritional factors and Hormonal factors (most important the Growth Hormone secreted by pituitary gland in brain)
An individual stops growing in height after the fusion of the Epiphyses (growth plates) of the long bones, which occurs by the age of 19-22 yrs in males. you are already 22 years old, there is a less chance of achieving your dream height.
You can get an X XXXXXXX of the wrist joint done to determine whether the growth plates have fused or not.
1. In case they are fused, increase in height is possible only through surgical methods.
2. If they are not fused, then a increase in height can be expected.
Under such circumstances, make sure that you are taking a healthy & balanced diet, exercise regularly & avoid stress.
Protein XXXXXXX diet like soya, groundnut, pulses, etc. should be incorporated in your diet plan.

One more thing, kindly avoid getting influenced by any advertizement or over the counter medication which claim to boost your growth hormone & increase height. It may be harmful.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Take care.
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