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A 37-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if i am 16 years old, will i grow taller ?

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Dr. Humberto Rivas
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Maybe: Growth patterns are related with hormonal changes and with the genetics of your family. There are individuals that achieve their peak growth earlier than 16 and others that still continue to grow after. Your doctor is the best source to tell you that, since he has records of your growth pattern over the years. Also, ask your parents and see when they achieved their permanent hight.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

I am 16 years old male and i'm 5'2, how can I grow taller?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 16 years experience
Patience: Unfortunately, there is no safe/effective way to boost your height. Some drugs can make you grow, but they also cause serious, permanent medical side effects and are not safe or healthy. Anything you may read--like hanging by your legs/arms etc--have not been proven to work. Eat a healthy diet calcium and protein so your body can grow to it's maximum potential.
A member asked:

How much is the minimum tall for 16 years old?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: Normal height depends on heredity, nutrition and ethnicity. It would be prudent to consult your pediatrician. For an approximate figure you may try the calculator at this site: http://www.calculator.net/height-calculator.html
A 19-year-old male asked:

My cousin 16 years old what exercise and habit can help.Him grow taller ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Exercise, eat, sleep: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids.

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