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Grow taller at 16

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Nothing special: Genetics and the growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After tha... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Balanced nutrition: At sixteen your growth centers have some potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but supplem... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 33 years experience
Proper nutrition: At 16 you are still doing some growing, proper nutrition is important for adolescents due to rapid body changes and growth. On the other hand, there ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: A balanced diet/proper sleep and exercise can sustain your best growth. However, some at 16 may have finished and diet/exercise/etc will not change th... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Depends:boy or girl?: Most boys continue to grow until about age 18, occ. to 21, whereas most girls stop growing about 2 years after starting to have menstrual periods. Thu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unlikely to happen: At sixteen your growth centers may be closing and you are unlikely to grow much taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
I am not sure if you: Will. Most boys stop growing taller by 16 or 17 years old. One factor is when you began puberty. If you were older when you began puberty, then you... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Good lifestyle: Eat well, sleep well, exercise and you should reach your height potential
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Maybe, maybe not...: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on ge... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
You'll still grow.: I don't know where you'll end up, but you probably have another few years of growth. Your goal might not be unreasonable.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Hard to say: If you are male, the typical growth spurt is between 13-16. If there are other males in the family that continue their height growth after 18, you may... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Patience: Unfortunately, there is no safe/effective way to boost your height. Some drugs can make you grow, but they also cause serious, permanent medical side... Read More
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