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20 years old, want to increase height. Possible?

hi i am mistii am 20years height is 4 feet 11inches n my near people poke at me coz my family s every member are tall.can you help me finding that what is the best way to gain height n i have heard about much cost n will it be secure?ishere any proedure with less cost because i cant afford big amount
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello Mistii...

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 17-20 yrs in females & 19-22 yrs in males.

Height increase surgery can increase height by 7-10 cm through Ilizarov technique.
The indications, risk factors, prognosis & cost of the surgery can be known by consulting an Orthopedic surgeon.

One more thing...avoid consuming any over the counter medication which claim to increase may be harmful.
Wishing you Good Health.
Thanks and take care.
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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