A 21-year-old male asked:
i'm 19years guy my height is 5 6" my weight 61kgs. im short ,can i expect any increase in height now?.my father-5 6"mom-5 4"i eat lot of protein daily
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Growth unlikely: An 19 yr old is not growing taller if his growth plates have fused. If not fused, he will grow a little bit (pediatrician's growth chart for him can tell if growth has stopped). To look taller, one can choose properly designed clothing, shoes, and have good posture. Vitamins, supplements, "special" foods, exercise, etc... will not make a person living in the U.S. taller (height here is genetic).
Answered on Feb 19, 2016
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