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A 20-year-old female asked:

please suggest me the ways of increasing height in 18..i'm interested in modelling so i need to increase my height atleast 4inches..but i'm 18 now?

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Reg Excercize & Food: If you have regular menstural cycles then your chances of increasing height has diminished. However,I do not think a special diet will help increase height. A regular regimen of excersize and a good normal diet with some extra proteins will help you maintain good health and in my opinion that will maximize your growth potential. Not worrying too much about it will also help. Wishing you the best.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Don't plan on it: Females who enter puberty at the same time as their friends stop growing taller at 16-17. If you entered puberty late, you might have more time to grow, and an x-ray of your wrist/hand could tell if you can grow more, but don't plan on 4 inches. Good nutrition,proper sleep and exercise will support normal growth, the opposite can retard it.

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How can I improve my height if I am 18 y old my height is 5"2 inches?

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A 18-year-old male asked:

I am 18 year old and my height is 1.87cm. So, can I stop growing height anymore. Because i'm so tall.?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
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I'm 18 year old and my height is 1.87cm. And i not yet have spurt. So i still grow anymore.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Stature ?: Your statement says you are 1.87cm which in us terms is under an inch , so sad @ 18. If you meant meters, you fall in the tallest 10% of the adult male population. If the growth centers in your bones are not sealed you may continue to grow. Some do so into their early twenties. Some grow with such a steady pattern that they do notice a growth spurt.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Hi i was wondering if peak height pills work im 18 and 5'7 and want to be atleast 5'10. If it doesn't work are there any other way of growing?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Peak height pills are just over-the-counter supplements containing vitamin d, calcium, and some other vitamins. In the U.S., kids have adequate nutrition, and will grow to their peak genetic height without supplements. However, kids who do not eat/drink enough dairy should take vitamin d and calcium supplements. Getting enough nightly sleep and daily exercise can help growth. The rest is genetic.

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