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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?

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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After 24 year of age, are there any possibilities of increase in height in men if they do excercise?

No: There is no exercise that can increase your height after 24 , there are some surgeries to prolong your legs, but these are risky. ...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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How to grow more height quickly?

Can't be done: Get a bone age study. If bones not fused, then good nutrition, exercise & enough sleep will allow you to grow to your potential. If you're exceptionally short & bones aren't fused, a pediatric endocrinologist might offer you growth hormone. But neither of these situations is "quick". It doesn't work that way, most likely not at your age when bones are fused. ...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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At what age can I work out and will it stop my height if i work out?

Exercise: Working out and exercising can actually improve your growth. Only exercises that should be avoided are lifting heavy weights repetitively or doing plyometrics. These exercise can injury growth plates. There are strength and conditioning specialist that specialized in exercising for youth. ...Read more

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