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How can one grow taller?

Hi, I am now 20 and a half years old and I think I am short, only 165cm tall. Is there anything I can do to further increase my height, say, to 170cm, through natural means? I have learnt that vertebral longitudinal growth is not under the epiphyseal plate mechanism. Is it true? Can I therefore increase my spinal height even if my long bones growth plates have closed? Thank you
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
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Hello. Growth stops between 18-20 yrs. You can do cycling, swimming, aerobic exercises. But generally after a certain age vertical growth not possible. Regards- Dr Sanjay Kini
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