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

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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

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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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