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Can I still grow in height at the age of 20 if I start doing stretching exercises? I am 5'6 at the moment

Can I still grow in height at the age of 20 if I start doing stretching exercises? I am 5'6 at the moment

Unlikely: Growth does not depend on stretching, but depends on the growth plates at the ends of the long bones. If the growth plates are fused, no appreciable further growth will occur. If the growth plates have not fused, further growth is possible. Growth plates usually fuse (depending on the bone) at age 15-18. ...Read more

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Is it true that i'll shrink in height as part of my discs will be removed?

No: We all lose 2 iches with age as our disc collapse there is no height loss with disc removal you would notice. ...Read more

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How to increase your height ?

How to increase your height ?

You can't: Unfortunately there is not a lot you can do to affect height as this is predominantly in the genes you receive from your parents. The best thing you can do is eat a healthy diet in your youth so that you have the proper nutrients to grow. ...Read more

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How many inches does a women lose in height as she ages?

How many inches does a women lose in height as she ages?

1-3 inches: From their peak height, women tend to lose about 1-3 inches over a few decades. Somethings such as osteoporosis may cause a much greater loss of height. ...Read more

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My baby was small but early so big for his age. Will his height be stunted or normal as a man?

My baby was small but early so big for his age. Will his height be stunted or normal as a man?

Depends: It depends on other health factors (such as why your baby was early). Some babies have catch up growth and some don't. You won't really know until he is older. For now, your doctor will follow his growth pattern which is really what is important now. ...Read more

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My son is 15 what's the average height and weight for someone his age?

My son is 15 what's the average height and weight for someone his age?

Average: 68", 128lbs. But normal variation is quite wide. If you have questions see your Physician who knows your son, his parents, and his growth history. Don't get hung up on numbers. ...Read more

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Should my baby be in the same percentile for height and weight?

Should my baby be in the same percentile for height and weight?

No: No, this is a common misconception! if all children had the same percentile for height and weight, there would be no tall skinny, broad muscular, or short heavy kids! growth percentiles are mostly used to predict and track growth over time. ...Read more

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How can I get smaller in height naturally?

How can I get smaller in height naturally?

You can't really: Unless you are growing taller than normal due to a hormonal problem. This needs to be evaluated by a doctor and treated if present. Otherwise, you are you, and there is no one else like you. So what if you are tall? Most women in this country would love to be tall. The key to being happy in life is loving what is authentically you, regardless of what the so called "normal" is. Health is wealth. ...Read more

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Would you consider a boy of age 18 with height 187cms "too tall" or just "tall"?

Would you consider a boy of age 18 with height 187cms "too tall" or just "tall"?

Just Tall: Your height is at the 95th percentile on growth chart meaning you are just tall and within the normal limits for height. At age 18 yrs you are mostly done with growing & near your maximum adult height. Your weight is not given but important to know. Height is genetically determined. If you have had normal health visits with your doctor, there is no need for concern. Tallness is a nice trait too! ...Read more

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My height 6'2".my age 22 years old.i want to decrease my height 6".how it is done?

My height 6'2".my age 22 years old.i want to decrease my height 6".how it is done?

Unusual request: Most want couple inches longer than they are , technically is possible to shorten by cutting off 2 " of your long bones of both legs . First very few orthopedic surgeons are willing to do second very few centers will promote this kind of service ...Read more

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