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What type of medicine or exercise will help to gain height?

i am 17 years old boy. and im 5.2 feet now.. i wanted to know which kind of pills i could use to gain height.. iv done a lot of exercise and i keep doing as im an athlete.. as my friends are taller atleast 5.5 or 5.6 i feel left out... at times.. what could i do to gain height as soon as possible.. and not forgetting i do exercises everyday.. is 5.2 average height? i just need an impressive normal height of 5.5 feet or 5.6 feet!!
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello Viyan,

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. you belong to the above mentioned age group, 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, 3 May 2013
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