A 26-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

male, 26 height is 5.7..is there any possibilities to add more 3-5 inches naturally? how to increase height?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Heredity & nutrition: are the major determinants of height. Men typically reach their full height by the age of 18-20, and rarely increase height after the age of 21. Height is not a major determinant of success in life. Successful people come in all shapes and sizes. Learning to except your physical characteristics as a part of your unique individuality is key to long term happiness.
Answered on Apr 17, 2016
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Height: By 26 years old, it is almost certain that you are done growing. Adding 3-5 more inches really isn't possible. Eat healthy, exercise regularly, and don't smoke. You can build muscle by working out and eating healthy, but growing taller probably isn't likely.
Answered on May 26, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to grow : At 22 your growth centers have likely closed.Keep active ; a healthy diet but don't expect to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of you ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Any growth last yr.?: If no growth at all in the past year, then growth has finished. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional proble ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Wait: You have a few more years of growing until your growth plates fuse and calcify. Eat healthy. There is not much beyond good nutrition and genetics tha ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Age twenty: No. You are done growing.
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month