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When does growth spurt end normally for boys?

When does growth spurt end normally for boys? I have been craving for foods more than i usually do. I will be 18 this year and obviously i m done with puberty. I was wondering that does my craving for foods mean i am experiencing puberty again or it s just because i like to eat?The last time i grew was when i was 16, i find it hard to believe that i just grew an inch because i started swimming regularly for months and i only ended up growing am inch, which is dissappointing.Does it mean i can still grow?
Mon, 24 Nov 2014
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I went through your details. I suggest you not to worry much. Growth is a natural process. Muscles has nothing to do with increase in height. When your bones increase in length, height increases. Muscles provide support to bones and posture to the whole body. Growth is noted even up to the age of 25, but usually between 20 to 22. Growth spurt can start anytime between 15 to 20, but the duration is not at all calculated. Duration could be from one year to 3 or 4 years. Enjoy with whatever you have.

Psychotherapy techniques should suit your requirement. If you require more of my help in this aspect, Please post a direct question to me in this URL. Make sure that you include every minute details possible. I shall prescribe the needed psychotherapy techniques.

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