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How to grow taller after 20 years old

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Limited: You are often limited by your genetics, but a balanced diet and exercize are your best bets!
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Growth very unlikely: A 20 yr old is not growing taller if his growth plates have fused. If not fused, he will grow a tiny bit (pediatrician's growth chart for him can tell... Read More
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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Finished puberty: During puberty, you go through a growth spurt, then your bone growth plates fuse, and you stop growing. Unless you had a very delayed puberty, it is ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Better idea: At age 20, your epiphyses are probably fused and you won't grow taller unless you want to undergo a brutal, months-long mutilating procedure that's av... Read More
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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
5ft 9 inches: Chances are if you have had your period already, you are not going to grow any more. Most girls dont grow appreciably 2-3 years after having their per... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
You could check: Any further height would depend on having open growth centers in your long bones.A single x-ray of your wrist/hand can be examined for open growth cen... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
High heals: You need to get comfortable being short. Girls grow about 3 inches after first menses and stop, most finishing growth by age 17.Once your hormones clo... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
You're probably done: It's very unusual for a 20 year-old man to have any growth potential left unless there's a history of very delayed puberty. I think it's safe to say ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
If : If your growth plates in your long bones have fused, then you are finished growing and no medications or treatments will make you taller. The average... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Wishful thinking: Unless the family has a tendency toward late growth, most male growth is done by 17-18. Linear growth continues until the growth centers close, (17-18... Read More
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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 weight ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Adult height: If the growth plate in your bones have closed, you will not grow any taller. Most 18 year olds have stopped growing, but some will grow a bit more, e... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
A Verified Doctoranswered
24 years experience
Unlikely: By the time a woman is 22yo her growth plates are closed. Sorry.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
A Verified Doctoranswered
24 years experience
Yes: Some men's growth plates have not completely closed by age 22yo. Not very common though. You'll need an x/ray to know for sure.
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