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hello how to grow more height.my height 163cm and my age 18 years old i (asian male) and what exercise i need to do?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Normal growth: At 18, you might grow a hair more, but your growth plates are liked closed already precluding your growing taller. Stand up straight, practice good posture and you will give a taller impression than 80% of the men your age who tend to hunch over. Try yoga and get some aerobic exercise every day. Lifting weights can build muscle and also give you confidence in your body.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Platform shoes: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 18 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity.If 18, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches.There are no magic solutions if your growth centers r closed.

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