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Q: Probability of Growing few inches at the age 23 ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Probability of Growing few inches at the age 23
Category: Health
Asked by: jack_333-ga
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Posted: 16 Sep 2006 22:16 PDT
Expires: 16 Oct 2006 22:16 PDT
Question ID: 765991

I would like to find out the probability of growing few inches at age 23. 
I am a guy, age 23, and I only 5"5' tall, not too happy about the height. 

Any information that is related to my question will be appericated. 

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Probability of Growing few inches at the age 23
From: gg0551-ga on 17 Sep 2006 06:29 PDT
1.	have more fish and drink milk every night
2.	have a regular life style
3.	have enough sleep
4.	eat food with calcium
Subject: Re: Probability of Growing few inches at the age 23
From: markvmd-ga on 17 Sep 2006 10:53 PDT
Do all that Gg0551 suggests and you might grow 0.5 inches before you
start to shrink from old age.

Jack, get used to your height. Wearing small lifts and heels will get
you another inch without looking strange. A high coif will help a
little, too. But there is nothing wrong with your height.

Finish your degree work and do well at your chosen career, become
proficient and expert at what you do, deal fairly and honestly with
your peers, and you will soon be in charge of more able, more
intelligent, less ambitious people. And they will look up to you.
Subject: Re: Probability of Growing few inches at the age 23
From: futbolnice-ga on 18 Sep 2006 11:53 PDT
I believe in China many men share this problem with you.  What they
have done is have their shins extended. This process takes much time
and even more pain.  The results is obvious; with some gaining several
inches.  However, there are side effects.  For one, it would be rather
difficult to partake in strenuous physical activities, i.e. running,
futbol/soccer, football....  I don't know how willing you are to give
up time and money and importantly, your lifestyle for a couple more
inches.  In the meantime, markvmd-ga made an excellent point:  "Finish
your degree work and do well..."
Subject: Re: Probability of Growing few inches at the age 23
From: drpsharma-ga on 18 Sep 2006 21:30 PDT
The probablity is zero.

By the time you are 23, your growth plates on the bones of your body
have closed. They do not lengthen anymore. Therefore your height will
NOT increase anymore. Your height may fluctuate during the day,
because of the hydration state of your intervertebral disks on your
spine.  You are tallest in the morning, when you get out of bed, and
havent had gravity pushing your disks down.

There are ways around it, namely, surgery.
This involves breaking the bone on your shin, then slowly expanding
the cartilginous callus that forms.  Its very painful but it works. It
WILL NOT make you a basetball player.  At most it expands your height
3-6 inches.

As the bard said. " the fault dear Brutus lies not in the stars but in
ourselves".  I suspect your insecurity about your height has to do
with more than just your height. Address this, and you will be happy,
no matter how tall you are.

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