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A 39-year-old member asked:

at what age do you stop growing vertical height, for males?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Height: Most males stop growing taller by around age 18 and for most girls it is around 16 to 17 years old. However, this varies – especially if the person entered puberty late.

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Growing taller dear dr. I am a 20 years old guy and i feel my hight is not satisfy me so im wondering if you could give me any way where i could grow taller for some inches ?

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
If : If your growth plates in your long bones have fused, then you are finished growing and no medications or treatments will make you taller. The average age for this in females is 15 to 16 and for males is 18 to 19. If your growth plates are still open (which is not unheard of in a 20 year old male) it is possible you may still grow a little on your own. Sometimes human growth hormone (hgh) can be used to increase height in young children prior to and around puberty, but makes little difference in height after puberty. Actual hgh is tightly regulated and can only be distributed by physicians - usually endocrinologists, so be wary of any products that claim to contain it. Once you reach adulthood, your height is what it is and short of a gruesome leg-lengthening surgery with immense pain, expense, and complications, there's nothing you can do to actually gain a few inches. There are a few things you can do to make yourself appear taller: - practice good posture - find shoes with thick soles or "lifts" - dress in monochromatic colors, wear vertical stripes and keep your look stream-lined - make sure your clothes fit well - baggy clothes will make you appear smaller.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

I am 29 years old guy and 170 CM height. I feel upset for my height. I have to increase my height at any cost. How can i?Is therr any pills for that?

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
No: Not at all.
A 20-year-old male asked:

I m a 20 year old guy with height 173cms. Do my height will increase further? And how can I increase my height

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Depends: If you are in your teenage years or if you are referring to a child, a good healthy diet with plenty of exercise and activity can maximize your chances to attain your full potential. However, if you are an adult, there isnt much you can do as your bones have fused leaving no room for further growth.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is 5'9 above average height for a guy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It is average for an: Adult male in the us. 69.3" is right on the mark.
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A 17-year-old male asked:

At what tanner stage for males do you reach your peak height?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Growth spurt: At stage iv.

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