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A 16-year-old male asked:

I'm 16 years old boy and my height is 5'5 feet / 167cm i'm really disappointed about it is there a way to increase it and till what age do we grow?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Balanced nutrition: At sixteen your growth centers may have some potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise.Meds will not make you grow taller than 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 they have closed you are done/open you can grow more.
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Last updated Dec 19, 2020


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