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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is max age till which a boy's height increases?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Most stop at 17: Growing bones have plates of new growth located just before the bone ends. These growth plates have less density than bone & show up on xray as a dark line like a crack. As long is there are actine growth plates, there is potential for more growth in that bone. A hand xray is often studied in short kids to see if they have more time to grow. A few grow into their 20's.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How to increase your height at age of 17 for boys ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Balanced nutrition: At seventeen your growth centers have limited potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but weight lifting will not make you grow taller than your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity.If close to 17 you have a little left, if like 15 you have mor.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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