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Want to increase height, doing stretching exercises. Any medicine to boost growth hormone?

sir , i am a boy,my height is 172 cm and my weight is 58 kg..and my medical history is fine..sir, i want to increase my height atleast by 5 to 6 this possible? and if i do stretching exercises regularly for coming 2 years than how much height can i gain? is there any medicine that can help me to boost my growth hormone .[ WITHOUT ANY SIDE EFFECTS] .my career is mostly depend on my height..and u can make it better..i hope you ll help me out ..thank you..
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello Sachin,

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.

So...if you belong to the above mentioned age group, then you may still have a chance of achieving your dream 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: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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