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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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When will my preemie reach a normal weight and height?

When will my preemie reach a normal weight and height?

24 months: Most babies will reach their expected growth curve by 2 years old, although those who were less premature will generally "catch up" sooner. If your child does not appear to be growing properly, your pediatrician will want to order some tests to determine if there is a treatable cause for the delay. ...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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Can not getting enough nutrition as a child affect ur height?

Can not getting enough nutrition as a child affect ur height?

Yes: poor nutrition may affect your height, however, if you start improving your nutrition while there is time, the body can recover provided it happens before the end of puberty. ...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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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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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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