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Date: 24 Mar 2016    Group: Health    Category: Nutrition   

I am 16 yrs old boy and and my height is 5.1 feet. I want to increase my height by about 4 to 5 inches. Which medicine (powder or pills) can help me without any side effects? Which diet is 100% effective. Experts: do answer this query.

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Author: Kailash Kumar    28 Mar 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

In case of the boys the fastest growth period starts at about age 13.5 years and ends near age 20 years. Since the author's present age is 16 years, there is still scope for height increase. The diet exercise and lifestyle can influence growth in height. The diet must be balanced with all six food groups i.e. grains, fruits, vegetables, meat/beans, good fats. Also it must be rich in calcium, good quality proteins and Vitamin D. Use to tobacco in the form of smoking or chewing tobacco is known to have adverse effect. Vertical extension exercises like basketball, volleyball and swimming etc. are likely to have positive results.
As far as medication is concerned, an experienced medical professional should be consulted regarding the subject matter.


Author: Adarsh kumar    03 Apr 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

First of all one can hardly have any control over his height because there are several factors that decide one's height. About 99% of your growth depends on your genes. If your parents are taller than you are at present then definitely you have chances of growing tall in the coming 4 years.

Release of good amount of growth hormones also plays an important role at this stage. You should get indulged in physical activities atleast for 30 minutes everyday. This will ensure good balance of hormones.
Doing dynamic stretching will help you grow tall by atleast one inch.

You can think about surgical methods if you continue to remain short till the age of 21. There are mainly two types of surgical methods. One is hormone injection process where growth hormones are pumped into your body and another one is rod insertion method where your bones are cut from middle and a rod is inserted between them. Surgical methods are quite very expensive.

You do not have to worry about your height at this stage you still have 4 years left for full body development.

Hope for the best.


Author: Darshan Malwiya    05 Jul 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Comparing to girls, boys increase faster till the age of 21. Since authors age is 16, he still has some time to increase his height.
Rather then prefering medicines or pills author should prefer natural ways for increasing height.
Here are some natural ways of increasing height.
1] Use cycle if possible.
2] Join gymnastics and aerobics.
3] Meet dietitian and get a better plan for your healthy eating.
4] Do exercises that help with the height growth.
5] Go for running, jogging etc.
6] Get adequate sleep
7] Eat Healthy foods





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