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No more growth in height, tips to increase height

I am 18 years old and my height is 5 4. I need some advice on how to be taller. my dad is 5 8 n mom is 5 2. People in my family are all above 5 8 but my height somehow doesn t seems to be growing. kindly help me
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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Jun 2015
Hello dear,

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 17-21 yrs in males. you are 18 yrs old now, you still have a good chance of increasing your height.
An X ray of your wrist joint can be taken to look for the fusion of epiphyses.

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.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 21 Dec 2013
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