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A 23-year-old male asked:

How much percentage of genetics play in determining height. i am male 21 height is 5 3.5.father height 5.7 mother 4.9. people tease me.sucide & guilty?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Much: Genetics and nutrition can affect height. Your mother is short, so you may not be as tall as your father. Love yourself as you are and develop your character and strengths as a person. Let your inner beauty be such that people appreciate and value you.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Please see doctor: You sound very uncomfortable about things you cannot change -- like your height, which to a great degree is genetically determined, and at 21 is unlikely to change. (the growth plates in most people's bones are closed by that time.) in this & other questions you have mentioned suicide, guilty, etc. Please see a doctor for treatment as soon as possible -- a psychiatrist can help you with this.
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Last updated May 3, 2016

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