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A 20-year-old female asked:

How i increase my height in 20 age?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unlikely : If you entered puberty the same time as your friends ; your bone maturity is 18 yo or older there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity.If bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches.Medicines won't help if the growth centers are closed/finished.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How to increease height at the age of 20?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Height: By this age, you can't grow anymore.
India
A 20-year-old male asked:

How can I increase height after the age of 20????

6 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
You cannot: As a 20 year old male, your growth is likely done and your bones growth plates closed. There are no supplements or hormones you could take that are going to make a difference at this point in time. You need to accept where you are at and get on with living your life at your current stature.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Does height increases after 20year of age?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No: You should have completed your upward growth by age 20.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to increase height after the age of 20?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Unlikely - puberty: Most males stop growing taller by around age 18 and for most girls it is around 16 to 17 years old. However, this varies – especially if the person entered puberty late. If you began puberty at an older age - there is a possibility.
A 20-year-old male asked:

How i can increase my hight after age of 20?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Height: By age 20, you have already reached your peak height. Sorry, but there is no way to increase your height.

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I want increase my height at 18 years age?
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