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im 19 and would like to grow alittle more but haven't grown anything for some time now is there a way to gain som hieght?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably not: If your growth plates have fused, and they typically fuse by 19 years in boys and 17 years in girls, then nothing will make you grow any more.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Probably not: Most 19 yo people are well past their ability to grow any longer because the growth plates are closed. Wearing lifts in shoes or higher heels may help you look taller.

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Is it true that long length at birth is an indicator of height later in life?

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How to increase height of a 21 year girl?

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I increase my height during a growth spurt?

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Stay Healthy!: The best one can do is make sure to be eating healthy, get quality sleep and exercise. The rest is genetics, provided a chronic illness or the like doesn't interfere, which would be very unusual.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is 184 lb ok for 6'3" 19yo guy?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Growth chart: http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts the above reference shows the height, weight and bmi for your age. You are tall and your weight is above average. According to these charts, your bmi is at the 50th percentile. This means that your weight is perfect for your height.

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