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how to increase height in the age of 17?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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No shortcuts: Your height is genetically predetermined. Have you height checked on an adolescent growth chart.
Answered on Sep 8, 2019
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Eat, sleep, be happy: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. Rarely, growth hormone is approved for use in very young, extremely short kids.
Answered on Sep 8, 2019
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Balanced nutrition: At seventeen your growth centers have limited if any potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but no special diet or exercise will alter your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity.If more like a 14 yo you can grow more,if 17 you are done
Answered on Aug 3, 2018

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