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Can human height decrease

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: As we age, there are changes that can occur to the skeleton, particularly the spine, which can lead to height loss. Disc degeneration with arthritis ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Wear flats: If you are feeling self conscious about your height, you really shouldn't. i would assume that you are female. if so, be proud of being tall, and if y ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It would be : Unsafe & impractical to saw off part of you.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
8ft 11 inches: Robert Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in due to hyperplasia of the pituitary gland. He died at age 22.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Not likely possible: If you have finished your pubertal development you have likely reached your adult height. Most people finish the vast majority of their linear growth ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The best way to be taller is to pick taller parents. There is no other way to maximize height.
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes/why?: I do not think any ethical surgeon would attempt such a procedure.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It can lead: To hunching. Poor posture can prevent your full height from being manifest.
A female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
No can do!: Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to decrease your height, although when you become elderly you may lose an inch or twp of height due to spine ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
How tall is too tall: No, there is no way or exercise for you to decrease your height. I would suggest that you see your physician if you are truly VERY tall just to ensur ... Read More

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