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Is it possible to increase my height through medicines ?

hello sir myself ravi sir my age is 20 years and i have height 5.4 inch and weight 53 kg.. sir i wanns to increase my height wheather it is possible to increase height if yes then how.. and one more thing is that mediciene can help in it or not...
Asked On : Mon, 27 Jun 2011
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Hi welcome to HealthcareMagic

Yes you can increase the height, but there is no particular drugs or medicines for the growth at this age.. The Height of the body is contributed by the growth of Long Bones of the body.. the Normal age at which the epiphysis(growth plate at the joint in bones) fuses with the Diaphysis is at around 21 years plus or minus 2 years.. Thing you need to do is exercise to increase height, cycling, swimming,etc But Do not go to gym, weight lifting, and others gym exercise will stop the bone growth, take more amount of protein food, which is essential for growth, like meat, non veg food, egg, fish, prawn,and all kinds of fruits.. only by eating and doing appropriate exercise will increase the height.. not the medicines or other drugs..

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Answered: Mon, 27 Jun 2011
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