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5 feet tall, wanted to increase height. Measures to improve?

hai name is priya. I am 15years old. All the friends are in a good posture and their heights are well developed. But My height is 5ft. M not feeling comfrtable to be with my they are loking big and tall....m looking very small before them. And all my juniors were taller than me. please help me sir to become taller. i want to grow taller as 5.10ft. Is there any way in which u can make me grow taller?????
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Jun 2015
Dear Priya,

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 15-19 yrs in females. may still have a chance of gaining your height.
Make sure that you are taking a healthy & balanced diet, exercise regularly & avoid stress.
Protein rich diet like soya, groundnut, pulses, etc should be incorporated in your diet plan.

One more thing...avoid consuming any over the counter medication which claim to boost your growth hormone & increase may be harmful.

Wishing you Good Health.
Thanks and take care.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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