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how to grow taller after 18 for girls

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
20 years experience Endocrinology
Growth: If you are continuing to grow into adulthood, you need to be evaluated for excessive growth hormone.
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
2 in after periods: Most girls will grow about 2 inches after the start of their periods. This is usually around the age of 14 1/2 to 15. At 27 you should have finished ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
How old are you?: Female height growth usually slows shortly after menses starts, but height can increase some up to late adolescence. Height is typically mainly contro ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Stay healthy: Most 14-year-old girls have already gone through their growth spurt and will not grow much taller. In general, girls have their growth spurt just prio ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
You R likely done: Most males stop growing taller at 17 & expected height is their parental average plus 2.5 inches.The best aid for growth is an active lifestyle, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Tough to stop: At 18 years old, your growth plates are still open, so some degree of growth will continue. The last of the growth plates usually close between 18-22 ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Singer
58 years experience Endocrinology
Probably not.: Full height is generally reached by age 18 unless there is delayed puberty.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Unfortunately : Nothing.The epiphyseal plates fuse at about the age of 25 years. So theoretically you can still grow. But most people have little or no growth after 1 ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Growing taller: Once your growth plates have closed off in your bones you will stop growing. There is not drug to change this. Growth hormone can only be used to i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Unlikely: Calcium doesn't trigger bone growth but it's essential to mineralize bone. Most boys are done growing by 17 and girls by 16. Once growth plates close, ... Read More

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