A member asked:

My height is 5.5 please tell me a good diet plan and exercises to increase my height.?

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Cyma Khalily answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

You need to see the heights of parents and other family as genetics has a lot to do with height. May sure you get good sleep and a good healthy diet with milk and vitamins. Maybe talk with your physician and discuss options too.

Answered Dec 9, 2013



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Dr. David Cohen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Diet and exercise will not increse your height. You are genetically programmmed to achieve a certain height. If your long bones are fused then you are done growing. You may want to discuss this with an endocrinologist.

Answered Oct 7, 2013


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Growth centers in long bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years in males.An x-ray of your wrist/hand can verify this. After that happens, you are done. If your growth centers are open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity will support good growth.Their are no special diet,meds or exercises that make you taller after growth centers close..

Answered Jun 26, 2017



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