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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Wear flats: If you are feeling self conscious about your height, you really shouldn't. i would assume that you are female. if so, be proud of being tall, and if y ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It would be : Unsafe & impractical to saw off part of you.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: As we age, there are changes that can occur to the skeleton, particularly the spine, which can lead to height loss. Disc degeneration with arthritis ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It can lead: To hunching. Poor posture can prevent your full height from being manifest.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you are in your teenage years or if you are referring to a child, a good healthy diet with plenty of exercise and activity can maximize your chance ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Nothing: There is not much you can do to be taller. Eat a well balanced healthy diet and make sure to hydrate and drink plenty of fluids. Take a multivitamin e ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Impossible: Impossible. Your growth is done. You will not grow taller at this point in life. Growth (in height) occurs during puberty only.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Adult height: By now you have probably reached your adult level of height.Sorry!
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Halpern
41 years experience Periodontics
Exercise Eat fruits: Try weight watchers and increase exercise Limit portions. Eat fruits and vegetables Lean protein. Healthy fats
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: No.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Platform shoes: The growth centers of most males will close by age 18 although a few will grow a little longer.By 25, the growth centers have closed and you are done. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Snake oil sales.: Creams, oils, topicals, exercise... None of these snake oil products will do anything. Don't waste your money or time. Short of surgery there isn't an ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Height: Sorry but your height growth has stopped a few years ago.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Platform shoes: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 20 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Height is done by 21: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on ge ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: Good posture allows you to assume your proper length and exercise and stretching of all sorts can help create a stable frame. However, you attain your ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Can't & supplement: At 24 there is no recommended method to increase height (except platform shoes), sorry. As to weight, unless very underweight, suggest being happy not ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: Your profile lists your age as 36. Anyone who went through puberty and had their bone growth centers close normally will never grow taller with any sp ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Nature determines Ht: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on ge ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Height is done by 22: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on ge ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
16 years for most: Most girls, not all, stop growing by about 16 years. It is more accurate to go by the age of her first period. They almost always stop growing by 3 ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Swinging will not increase height.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Height at 24: There is no medicine that is going to increase your height at age 24.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Saggy skin in youth: Forget the screwy diet thing-its useless. The skin has been stretched or distended by fat it has nowhere to goshen the fat leaves. Like the sagging f ... Read More

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