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Hello my age is 15 and im only 4 feet and 9 inch and i really want to increase my height what should i do ?

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Dr. Laura Garabedian
Adolescent Medicine 37 years experience
Height: If you started menstruating 2 years ago or more, it is unlikely you can increase your height at this point because your growth plates have closed. Adult height is determined by genetics and nutrition. Please be sure you see your doctor every year for a complete exam, eat well, sleep 8 hours a day and take vitamins daily.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Stay healthy,: eat properly, exercise, laugh and wait for your puberty and growth to finish. There is no way to change your genetics. Check w/your doctor if your have concerns about delayed growth. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or fall prey to internet scams.

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