A 19-year-old male asked:
is it possible for a male to grow taller(1 or 2 inches) naturally after 19?!...if yes then please suggest some ways!
2 doctor answers
Dr. Philip Kern answered
42 years experience Endocrinology
Probably not: David robinson (former san antonio spur) grew from 6'6" to 7' after age 18, but this is unusual. With puberty, the testosterone causes a growth spurt, but also closes off the bone growth plate. By 19 the growth plate is usually closed. You can still develop and get more muscular, but probably no more linear growth.
Answered on Mar 18, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: At nineteen your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth.Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014
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