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I'm a 19yr old female, 5`7, 115l, is there a way i can increase height by a few inches? I'm totally desperate to know if i can manipulate my cartilage

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Unlikely

Cartilage has little to do with height as most have standard amounts.
The major driver for height originates in the long bones of the body, primarily the legs. When the growth centers of the legs have quit making new bone, as would be expected by 19 in a female, you are done. Postural manipulation or stretching can give a temporary boost, but fades quickly.

In brief: Unlikely

Cartilage has little to do with height as most have standard amounts.
The major driver for height originates in the long bones of the body, primarily the legs. When the growth centers of the legs have quit making new bone, as would be expected by 19 in a female, you are done. Postural manipulation or stretching can give a temporary boost, but fades quickly.
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