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how to increase height at the age of 17

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
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There is no therapy: At age 17, most boys and virtually all girls bone growth plates are closed. Thus growth hormone that may work before the closure of growth plates no l ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Unlikely by age 19: 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Height at 24: There is no medicine that is going to increase your height at age 24.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Blank
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Short stature: One must be tested to see if short stature is hormonal or constitutional. If u have finished puberty there is no treatment
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A male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
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Raising HGH by...: Most men stop growing around age 18 but occasionally some grow until age 21. Our height is mostly determined by genetics but taking measures to increa ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Balanced nutrition: At seventeen your growth centers have limited potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but we ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Balanced nutrition: At seventeen your growth centers have limited potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but we ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
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Height: By this age, you can't grow anymore.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Simple....: Healthy life style, High protein food, Selective exercise, get rid of parasites. But your gene is the final judge....should have tried little early.
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctor answered
No shortcuts: Your height is genetically predetermined. Have you height checked on an adolescent growth chart.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
A Verified Doctor answered
Depends : If you are a girl, it is very likely that you have already finished your growth. When did you start your period? Just after menses, rate of growth sl ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
A Verified Doctor answered
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
A Verified Doctor answered
Genetics...: There is no magic wand or secret to getting taller than you are genetically "made" to do. At 17 as a male, you may actually still have a little bit o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
A Verified Doctor answered
Platform shoes: Unfortunately, the majority of people have ceased growing in height by 19 years old. Your doctor could obtain a screening x-ray to see if the growth p ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
A Verified Doctor answered
Growing UP: I am unsure what you have read or heard, but at your age you have reached the maximum height that you are going to reach. I wish you well.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
A Verified Doctor answered
Not usually: Most girls have their growth spurt 2 years before and 2 years after the beginning of their periods. At this late date, another 4-6 inches would be ver ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
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Very unusual: Virtually everyone has fused all of their growth plates by the time they are 20 years old. Once your growth plates are fused, growth is over. Even t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
A Verified Doctor answered
Unlikely to help: At 21 your growth centers have likely closed so don't expect to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist & hand can be analyse ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
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No: I am sorry, but the answer is no. Once we reach skeletal maturity there is no more growth in length of the long bones, which means there is no more in ... Read More
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