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How to increase height at the age of 17

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Height at 24: There is no medicine that is going to increase your height at age 24.
Dr. Piers Blackett
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No: The growth centers in the bones have fused so that no more growth is possible.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
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
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Likely done growing: Most men are done with vertical growth by about 20..Some may stop a bit earlier and some later, but my guess would be around 20. Unfortunately, we con... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Unlikely: Most 18 year-olds are pretty much done growing because growth plates fuse even before this age. If a teenager has delayed puberty then growth may cont... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
No shortcuts: Your height is genetically predetermined. Have you height checked on an adolescent growth chart.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Get bone age study: If your bone age xray shows that your bones are fused, then you're not going to get taller, at least not w/o ilizarov procedure (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.N... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
You are likely done: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends and your bone maturity is that of a 19 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A si... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Maximum Height: You have likely reached your maximum height (unless you entered puberty very late). I would learn to love yourself and your present height. Take care.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Height genes : The weight yes, the height close to impossible by natural means. Some spine specialist claim they can add some height with manual manipulative adjust... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Can't: Your adult height should be reached by now. You ccan appear taller if you have good posture and don't slump. Pilates & yoga can help.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Unlikely - puberty: Most males stop growing taller by around age 18 and for most girls it is around 16 to 17 years old. However, this varies – especially if the person en... Read More