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how can i increase my height at the age of 20?

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Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Very unusual: Virtually everyone has fused all of their growth plates by the time they are 20 years old. Once your growth plates are fused, growth is over. Even the very rare person who still has growth potential left at 20, has very limited growth potential before complete fusion, and nothing substantially affects the ultimate height.
Answered on Feb 15, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Platform shoes: At age 20, there is no way to "grow" taller.The growth centers that determine linear growth close after adolescence, at 16-17 in most females and 18 in most males.After closure, you can not grow taller.
Answered on Jun 23, 2016

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Asking impossible: I am sorry, but you can't.
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Growing Pains: You cannot increase your height. This is set and you are most likely done growing.
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Done growing: At age 20 you have likely reached your maximum height, and nothing will cause you to grow taller.

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