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Suggest ways to grow tall

hi, my age is 26. My height is 5'5" and my father and brother has 5'10" height. I think my height stops because i used to masturbate in my teen age daily, but now i have stopped masturbate. I want to know that can I increase my height now. As genetically I have characters of tall height but due to masturbation i drain off all the nutrients of my body due to which i remain short heighted. Plz tell me waiting for your reply eagerly.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

At age 26, unfortunately, you would not be able to add any further height.

Growth occurs during childhood and adolescence when the area at the end of the long bones, the epiphyseal plate, is involved in adding new bone.
At the end of adolescence , this area undergoes changes and becomes the epiphyseal line, it is no longer able to add new bone.

There are no medications or supplements that can change this area so that new bone can be added unfortunately.

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