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A 45-year-old female asked:

Someone said thyroid meds change metabolism & could be why i grew 2-3 inches after age 37. could you explain how that would cause increased height.

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Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 23 years experience
Growth after 37: All of your growth plates in your bones should be fused by the end of puberty. You really should not be able to grow at or after the age of 37. See a doctor.
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