A 23-year-old female asked:
how to increase height at the age of 24, 4-6inches atleast.is this possible to increase in height and if yes, then how much time is needed?
2 doctor answers
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
Not usually: Most girls have their growth spurt 2 years before and 2 years after the beginning of their periods. At this late date, another 4-6 inches would be very unlikely. There really isn't anything you can do about your height at this age (or most ages- it's usually related to your genetics). Accept who you are and focus on your strengths and other qualities.
Answered on Jul 4, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: The growth centers of both genders are essentially closed by the age of 18 making any more linear growth unlikely. An x-ray of the hand can determine if any growth centers remain open, but at 24 this is unlikely.If the x-ray showed bone maturity to be more consistent with the age or 13-14, that much growth might be possible but a visit with an endocrinologist would be needed to understand why.
Answered on Mar 4, 2016
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