Ask Doctor: Height Issues⚕️

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+919...7 doctor followed by I'm 19 and I'm very short and my height is 5 feet 5 inches. How can I grow to 5 or 6 inches more. And I live in India?⚕️

Height is a feature that is mostly determined by genetics. Nutrition also plays a part, but if you do not have the genes for height it is unlikely that you will grow tall.

By the age of 19, you would have almost achieved your maximum height. The pubertal growth spurts will have completed and the growth centres in the bones will have fused. If you are male, it is possible that you may add another inch or so to your present height but it is unlikely that you will be able to grow another 5-6 inches as you want. Females usually have completed their growth by the age of 19.

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