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sir i am 18 years old and my height is is only 160 centimeters please prescribe some natural ways to grow my height for 4 to 6 inches. weight is 57kg

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely to happen: At eighteen your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist & hand can be analysed for bone maturity & tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth.Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth.

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