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Is it possible to grow tall at the age of 18?

i m p******p i want 2 knw is it possible to grow height at the age of 18 ? with doing regular exercise ang runninng n ol ...n the age of human growth in male is 21-22 year or not ? plz doctor tell me fats i m very much scared about my height and my current height is 5 feet n 5 inc. and how to determine growth is hapnng or nt without bone test ?

Sat, 22 Feb 2014
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Dear
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your details. I suggest you not to worry much. You are right. Men grow upto the age of 22 - 23 and sometimes even after that. Increase in height is due to increase in length of bones. It has nothing to do with muscular growth. Growth sprut happens around the age of 18 - 20. You are just 18 and you are sure to reach at least 5" 8".

Genetics also plays an important role in determining one's height. You can try exercises such as pull ups and crunches. Also you can try sleeping upright and straight position.

Hope this answers your query. Available for further clarifications.
Good luck.
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