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hi i m 22 years old male. i want to increase my height by two-three inches. please help me.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely to grow : At 22 your growth centers have likely closed.Keep active ; a healthy diet but don't expect to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth.

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