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How to increase height growth

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Genetics: Your dna is set. Good nutrition, calcium, and a diet with the majority of calories coming from protein sources is always best for health.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep ; and remaining physically active.No... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Leg lengthening surg: At 18, your growth plates are sealing in so remaining vertical growth is minimal. In a year or two the only real solution would be to have a leg-len... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & remaining physiclly active.Not... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: At 16 years of age unless you have not started puberty, there are no natural ways and few if any medical treatments to increase your ultimate height.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 46 years experience
Nothing would help: If you are asking this about yourself, the completion of your growth was probably between the ages of 14 and 18, and once that point is reached, the g... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
X ray: A single x-ray of the left wrist and hand is usually all that is required for a "bone age study". The results are compared to standard xrays of kids ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Not possible but...: The yoga exercises advised on that website will improve your posture & help you stand straighter to maximize the height you have, but it is impossible... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
No effect: Masturbation (assuming you are male) has not effect on you height, growth, weight, size of penis, or any other such event.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No: While exercise, especially aerobic, is great, it will not have any effect on height. And, there is nothing you can do to cause an effect on height.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Basics: Linear growth is under the influence of nutrition & genetics. The expected final height of males is the average of both parents plus 2.5 in. Exerc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Anthony
Dermatology 22 years experience
Probably not: It is a growth factor for mealworms, but probably not going to impact human height.