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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Growth: People generally grow until the growth plates fused, which typically can be anywhere from 16-21ish. If you haven't grown at all the past 1-2 years, t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherer
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Limited: You are often limited by your genetics, but a balanced diet and exercize are your best bets!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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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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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Growth: Girls usually start slowing down around 18-19 years there may be a few instances till the age 20 yr. Puberty is much earlier - so yes they can still g ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Depends: Linear growth depends on growth centers in the long bones. Puberty accelerates and then ends growth by closing the growth plates. If you entered puber ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Not unless you: Had a significant delay in starting puberty. Our cicumference can change even if our height can't.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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16: Regrettably you are close to your final height. Over the next few years your bones will grow taller. How tall are you now and how tall are your parent ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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See your doctor: Provided you are under an average height for age and weight perhaps your doctor can prescribe GH. Otherwise if you are appropriately sized your doctor ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
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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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
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Can't: Sorry, but by 22yo you are most likely done with any further growth. You will need to learn to accept you for you and work on your strengths.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Unlikely to happen: 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 that happens, yo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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No diet: Nothing will make her grow taller, genetics will mostly dictate how tall she will get.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
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No: You are what you are and you will be what you will be. This is for the most part controlled by your genetics. That you cannot change. Good luck to you ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Genetics are Final: I see that you are 21 years old and you are definitely finished growing by now. Your height is mostly genetically determined by the heights of your pa ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Depends on variables: The growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-17 years of age in girls. After that happens, yo ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Can not Happen: Wear lifts! all kidding aside, once you are naturally done, you are done.There are no ways to do this.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Won't happen: The genetic potential you have is usually evident before you hit 23, but a female brain is finished developing by about 22 and males at 25. There is n ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katie Nguyen
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Likely not: It all depends on when you started puberty. Are you male or female? Generally speaking, girls start their menstrual cycles at approx age 11-12 at whic ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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No: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Growth done: In all probability your breasts will not continue to grow naturally and you are quite young; howver you may want to consider a plastic surgical opinio ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Unlikely to happen: At nineteen your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can ... Read More

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