Patient :Im 16 year old male and I'm 5'5 I've already developed a beard and mustache and body hair am I done with growth in terms of height or are there ways that I can grow about 8 to 10 inches taller? cause I plan on being a professional basketball player by the time I'm about the age of 20 and im really worried that I won't be able to grow anymore and I need help Thank you in advance
Thank you for writing to us.
You can keep growing till the age of 21 or a few years after that. Here are a few things you can do:
Have a lot of proteins. Proteins are the growth proteins and they will help
Drink a lot of water
Have a lot of fruits
Avoid lifting heavy weights
Stretch to keep muscles relaxed
Sleep well and get a good 8 hours sleep
These things should help. If you are not increasing 0.5 cm every few months, please see a Doctor. Hope this helps you. All the best.
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