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Not satisfied with height. How to increase height quickly? Is amino acid harmful?

Hello !
I m 16 years old !
Just started my college and my problem is my height ! I m not satisfied with my height i m stucked at 5.5 weight 57kg my father is 5.7 tall and my mother is 5.2 or .3
The thing is my height is not the one to be concidered in the taller's one nor in the shoter one ! I m almost about my father's height n i believe that by the time i ll grow my height will be along his height or may be a bit taller ! M i right ?
And apart from that my little brother who is 13 is already having height along me not just that infact he is 1-2 cm taller then me thou its good but it makes me fell short !
So please can you tell me what should i do to increse my height quickly ?
Excercises ? Pills ? Or what ?
And one more thing are amino acid harmfull ?
I have heard alot about them that they are great for the growth and espically for height , is it so ?
And if it is then should i take them also ?
And if then which one !?
Tue, 17 Sep 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
As you are 16 years there are all chances of increasing your height, even more than 5'7 inches.
Main thing is exercise and high nourishing food.
as per your age your weight is more so reduce fat and more carbohydrate in diet.
Go for regular exercises like running, jogging, swimming, cycling, jumping ropes etc.
Theses are the exercises which help increasing height.
Take high protein diet.
No drug or amino acidsare required at this age.
Ok and take care.
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