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Person with good health but not taller. Ways to gain height?

i am fit yet i am worried about myself due to my height I have attain the age of 27 years and due to some external factors have learnt that if i must gain height as I am only 5ft. i want to gain height around four to five inches or i Will face problems in my married life.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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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 19-22 yrs in males.

After this age has been crossed, height can only be increased by surgical measures like Ilizarov's method.

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: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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