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A 17-year-old male asked:

How can i increse my height?im just 5 feet and 3 inch.......

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Depends: If you are in your teenage years or if you are referring to a child, a good healthy diet with plenty of exercise and activity can maximize your chances to attain your full potential. However, if you are an adult, there isnt much you can do as your bones have fused leaving no room for further growth.

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Im 184lbs for my height is 5 feet 3 is that too much?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Your bmi is 35.9. Here are the ranges: bmi categories: underweight = <18.5 normal weight = 18.5–24.9 overweight = 25–29.9 obesity = bmi of 30 or greater.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is 5 feet 6 inch a good height?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
For a female: I believe it is. For a male, i think it would be considered on the shorter side. Wen speaking of average heights of americans....

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