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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. ...Read more
This indicates that: Your are 13 years old. Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
Consider nutrition: consult. Eat healthy foods high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 - 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, protein shakes & bars ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
130lbs...: For women: an easy formula to use for determining a healthy weight range based on height: calculate 100 lbs for the first 5 ft. Then add 5 lbs for every inch over 5 ft. So 100 + 30 = 130. Give or take 10% depending on the size of your frame. Small frame: 117 lbs med frame: 130 lbs large frame: 143 lbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It may actually make it appear smaller. Penis size is genitically determined and affected by the presence of male hormones during puberty. It will not change through life until very old age when lack of enough testosterone will lead to some atrophy. It would also be negatively affected by taking estrogens. ...Read more
Weight gain and brea: Unfortunately as we grow older, women's breast become less dense and have more fatty tissue. When we gain weight even though the number of fat cells do not change, the size of each fat cell increase. Therefore, a woman's breast will increase in size with weight gain and decrease in size with weight loss. ...Read more
Height is done by 21: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more
About 18 kg: Your ideal weight based on bmi should not be more than 60 kg. Better if 50 kg. So you have a lot of work to do. Do slowly. It will be a good idea to consult your doctor to supervise and advice you. Diet in a nutshell is to eliminate all sweets and minimize starches. Good luck. ...Read more
Diet/exercise: Assuming you don't have any medical problems, you need to eat less and exercise more. 3 meals/d; no snacks; at least 30 min/d of exercise. Avoid supplements and other gimmicks. At 3500 calories/to gain or lose a pound, you will need to restrict your daily total dietary intake to 1300 calories or less plus the exercise to lose 1/2 pound per week. Get started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Dr. and eat less: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
Male - Female ?: Sounds like you are within a normal range whether you are male or female. Roughly - for females (low end is 121 pounds , mid - 135 & high end is 149). Males - (low end is 126, mid range is 140 and higher end is about 154. However if you had a lot of muscle, higher weights may be fine. ...Read more
My ten years old son is diognised for adrinalche. I am afraid that he goes into puberty before gaining height.Giving him pargine can help ?
Normal: Adrenarche implies any combination of pubic hair, body odor, acne, axillary hair development. These are normal changes in 10 year old boys. Testicular enlargement would mean pubertal development, which in a 10 yo boy, is also normal. A prepubertal growth slow down is typical and improves after pubertal onset. A pediatrician may be able to allay concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Did masturbating 10 times daily since I was 12 stop me from growing in anyway?I have stopped gaining height since I first masturbated at age 12.I’m 20 now.
Masturbation: Your growth and height have absolutely nothing to do with masturbation, which is harmless no matter how often. However, 10 times daily certainly is a lot. If you are masturbating compulsively and it bothers you (other than your stature), you should discuss it with your doctor. But no worries about growth and stature. ...Read more
Would gaining height in my 40s signal I have a disorder like Triple XXX? I never had any developmental delays. I'm tall & getting taller. Is it XXX?
I just started taking oyster shells with the aim of straightening my bow or bold legs and gaining height. Is it possible?
Orthopedist: Oyster shells are used to strengthen bone in chinese medicine but they won't straighten your legs. See and orthopedic doctor. He or she deals with bones and can advise you as to proper exercises or other treatments. Stand tall w/in no matter what. Peace and good health. ...Read more
If I have acromegaly would I have other symptoms than just gaining height?Shoe size now smaller, rings are loose, no bigger features,EKGs/echos normal
Acromegaly: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acromegaly/basics/definition/con-20019216 for more info. It's unlikely for you to gain height at 39yo. Furthermore, it's unlikely for your shoe size to shrink as a result of acromegaly. Lab test (IGF-1) can easily screen for this condition of excess growth hormone. Go see your Family Doc & Endocrinologist. ...Read more
Hello,doctors.I’m aged 21 now.Ever since age 11,I masturbated 10+ times every sngle day for 10 years.I stopped gaining height at age 11 when I first masturbated 10 times every single day.Did masturbating so often stop my height growth in any way?
Believe what U wish: This question has appeared repeatedly on this site & the answer is always no. If believing it will calm you do so with my blessing. Expected final male height is the average of both parents + 5cm. If you missed that range it was likely more to do with diet or illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a 13 almost 14 year old boy is in puberty and is gaining height and weight and his penis is only 3" long when flaccid , when will it start growing?
Hi iam talking calcium magnesium and zinc for gaining height .is it good or not and i am 18 years old and 179cm.my friends in same age are 185...
Little benefit: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep and remaining physically active.Nothing you eat or drink will add inches to the final specified in your genes.Most over 18 have closed growth centers and will not grow taller, a few will grow a little until 20. Supplements only help if you were deficient. ...Read more
What can I expect at an endocrinologist appointment for a 5 year old who isn't gaining height/weight? Already did blood tests and X-ray of hand.
Test results: The doctor should review the test results and x-rays with you and your child. Depending on the results, they may recommend therapy with growth or other hormones or just watchful waiting/close followup. It depends on the growth of your child to this point and results ...Read more
My son does not gain weight. He weighs less than average kids of his age. He is active and also gaining in height?
I am 16 years old and 5'6". I would like to know the chances of me gaining in height. My father is 5'7" and mom 5'4". I have uncles taller however.
Some=yes: From your parental heights,your predicted height would be 5'8". At sixteen, you should still have open growth centers and may make it, but I would not expect more. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can confirm open growth centers or show that you are done.A balanced diet, proper sleep, and regular exercise can give you the best chance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a slower in height gaining so what vitamin should I take also mention by which diet or supplementary products?
Poor height gain: Height is genetically predetermined and even with excellent diet, you will not get taller than what you are determined to be. Your diet should be such that it contains all necessary vitamins for your growth. Bones is what your growth depends on primarily. Calcium and vitamin d are essential for bone growth, although, other minerals and vitamins are just as important. ...Read more
Hello...I have a problem gaining weight.My height is 5'10 and I weigh just 114lbs.I eat pretty well everyday even then I remain skinny.Any suggestions?
See your doctor: Time to see your doctor. There may be some type of metabolic problem going on that your doctor can discover. ...Read more
Please help me increasing height and gaining weight I am 19 yrs old weight 42 kg and height just 161cms i want these recommend medicines and excercice?
Height, No: There is no medication or supplement that will increase height in an adult. There are several supplements that can increase weight, generally by increasing calorie intake. At 19, you have likely gone through most of puberty and had most of your growth in height. It is possible that you may still grow, but it will be a cm or less. ...Read more
Son is 3, w/gtube (ftt, global delay, gastroparesis, hypotonia, chronic vomiting) gaining weight some, but height stopped over a year ago. Suggestions?
Bone age: I would get a bone age which is an x-ray of the and that gives what age the bones appear to be based on the growth plates. If he turns out to be small for his age on the bone age, then i would see an endocrinologist to find out if growth hormone therapy would be appropriate for him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more