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Is there any way to prevent the growth plates from closing ?

Hi I m an 18 year old male and I m 5-7 my doctor said that my growth plates are almost closed but I still have room to grow.... is there anything I can take to prevent them from closing?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Aug 2011
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Growth plates usually fuse later for boys than for girls which means there is still room for you to grow as long as they are not closed. It is better to avoid tampering with this process as height is usually genetically determined. If you want to appear tall, you can wear inner heel raise in your shoes, work out more, wear clothes that make you look taller. Eat healthy. Stay fit.
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