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Height increase

I am now 19yrs of age but my height is not increasing. I m just 5ft 2inch. I want to increase my height & hence joined swimming & do regularly chilling. Can my height be increased up to 4inches atleast? I also regularly intake balanced diet food with seasonal fruits. Since male do increase up to 21 years of age.Plz do suggest
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Poornachandra Tejaswi S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello,height depends on average height of your parents... if your parents are short then nothing can be done...take nutritious food ,protein rich food like chicken ,fish , pulses ,egg ,milk ,butter. Do Stretching exercises in early morning like skipping, cycling, swimming helps you a lot...Exercise at least five times per week. By using exercises that help with gaining height, you will naturally increase the level of growth hormones in your body. Certain weight training exercises, high intensity sprints and bar hanging can help you achieve this. you must strengthen your abdominal and back muscles first to get the most out of your exercises.
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Dr. Harsha Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi there...I can understand your concern. I am sorry to tell there is very little chance of growth in height after the age of 21 years. You could excercises like swimming, basketball, skipping, high bar excercises which have a little effect. Habits like drinking and smoking can affect. Firstly stop those habits. Have diet rich in proteins. Also you can consult a endocrinologist for further evaluation.
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Sharath Kumar K N Mandya | General Physician
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Hello, I went through your query, male's approximately increase there height upto 21 years of age. The ultimate height of a person depends on both genetic and environmental factors, Eat high protein diet like protein supplements, egg,, pulses, swimming, basketball ball,, pullups, skipping all helps to gain height. Please continue these exercises daily.
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