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Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Use with caution...: ...As the simple number spit out by these calculators only tells a small piece of the story. But here's one link: http://growthcalc.Chip.Org/growthcalc. ...Read more

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Could childhood height correlate with adult height?

Could childhood height correlate with adult height?

It could: Some children go into puberty relatively younger or relatively older than most of their same-gender peers. So a child's height at one point in time may not predict adult height well. This equation is better: boy's final ht = [(mom's ht + 5') + dad's ht]/2. Girl's final ht = [(dad's ht - 5') + mom's ht]/2. The final height should be within 2' (more or less) of the answer to the equation. ...Read more

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Child height predictor based on parents and grandparents?

Child height predictor based on parents and grandparents?

Simple measures: Expected height from parent stature is equal to the average parent height (m+d/2) + 2.5 inches for males, -2.5 in for girls.Grandparent height is not used but may point to variations in accuracy of the method. This is only a basic predicted height. Some very tall or very short people come from normal sized parents, & a life's medical & nutritional issues can slow the growth of anyone. ...Read more

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Can two short parents have an average height child?

Can two short parents have an average height child?

Possible: The expected height of kids would be average parental height + 2.5 inch for boys and -2.5in for girls. If either or both parents have genetic material on board from their families that should have made them taller, there is some chance that a taller child could be produced. Often the eventual stature of kids can be predicted in mid childhood using their bone maturity and pattern of growth. ...Read more

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Is an age to height to weight chart accurate?

Is an age to height to weight chart accurate?

In terms of?: There are growth charts with reference norms to determine if growth rate is normal. The chart isn't the problem if there is concern about accuracy. Kids have to be measured with a stadiometer (shoes off) to get accurate height info. If it still doesn't seem right the stadiometer may need to be calibrated to make sure it's accurate. ...Read more

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Weight to height chart for men over 90?

Weight to height chart for men over 90?

No such thing: Even for young adults, these are subscience. At any adult age, the best weight is what looks and feels right to the person and enables them to do the things they enjoy -- hopefully including some fitness activities. An older person needs adequate muscle but fat isn't an asset. Don't target a number, target a level of fitness and function. ...Read more

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Girls height will increase till age of ?

16 years for most: Most girls, not all, stop growing by about 16 years. It is more accurate to go by the age of her first period. They almost always stop growing by 3 years after the date of the first period. ...Read more

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Does prematurity affect final adult height?

Maybe/maybe not: Prematurity is a broad category with survivors occasionally as early as 24 weeks up to more common 36-37. The smaller/earlier the baby the more likely they had or have predisposing factors that may limit final height. The less time in the neonatal ICU and less complications with their care, the less it will alter achieving their genetic potential. ...Read more

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Best online weight and height chart for boys?

Best online weight and height chart for boys?

Go to cdc site: Go to www.Cdc.Gov and toggle through the opening page down to the statistics section.After you bring up the statistics section you can go to growth charts & decide the language & gender desired. ...Read more

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Doctor what is healthy weight for girl age 14 height 5ft 5in tall tall statue?

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

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Average height for 16years old boy?

Average height for 16years old boy?

Growing up: There is no answer for this broad question. There are way too many variables. But, you should know that a sixteen year old in general is not done growing. ...Read more

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At what age height growth stop?

At what age height growth stop?

It depends on when : You reach puberty. Growth occurs through stage IV of sexual maturation in males & ceases in stage v, between 18-21 years of age. If you're concerned about short stature, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Does height for girls grow at age of 17?

Does height for girls grow at age of 17?

Varies some: Most will grow about 2.5 in or 5 cm after their first period.The growth centers of females close at this point, which varies from 15-17 in most.There are some that finish sooner or later. An x-ray of the hand can be assessed for bone maturity and likelihood of further growth. ...Read more

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What is denver height and weight chart for boys?

?: Guess i would google it. I am sure there are many growth charts out there all with different names. Google it specifically and you will kno all about it. ...Read more

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Does teen bodybuilding stunt growth? And how to reach maximum height at teen?

Does teen bodybuilding stunt growth? And how to reach maximum height at teen?

No , it doesn't, and: Height is genetically determined, visit your pediatrician if you believe you're not developing as you should, best wishes ...Read more

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Child's height prediction calculator with bone age?

Use with caution...: ...As the simple number spit out by these calculators only tells a small piece of the story. But here's one link: http://growthcalc.Chip.Org/growthcalc. ...Read more

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Does prematurity affect final adult height?

Maybe/maybe not: Prematurity is a broad category with survivors occasionally as early as 24 weeks up to more common 36-37. The smaller/earlier the baby the more likely they had or have predisposing factors that may limit final height. The less time in the neonatal ICU and less complications with their care, the less it will alter achieving their genetic potential. ...Read more

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Is it possible to increase my height as an adult?

Unlikely: The final increases in height are achieved through puberty. You may actually begin to lose height as you age. Erect posture and stretching exercises will help to make the most of your height. ...Read more

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What is the last or latest possible age that a female can grow taller and reach her final adult height?

What is the last or latest possible age that a female can grow taller and reach her final adult height?

When centers close: Linear growth depends on having open growth centers. An x-ray of the wrist/hand is a common site to look for these since so many are available to see. When these centers are closed on x-ray, those in the rest of the body are too. The hormones that signal the transition into puberty accelerate the closure of growth centers. Most stop 3 inches after their first menses.This is usually by 17-18. ...Read more

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My son is 12 and 4'9.5 and about 80 lbs. I am 5'2 and dad is 6'2-6'3. What is my son's predicted adult height.

5'11" or so: The basic height prediction assumes that a kid will achieve the average of both parents plus 2.5 inches in males. His height is about average for a 12 yo so he should be on track to reach 5'11. There are variables, since some kids enter puberty a bit later and finish growing later than others so their might be more. Both mom & dad are treated equally in basic height prediction. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a young adult 21years old. I wanted to know whether those various height increasing medicines really help?

Hello, I am a young adult 21years old. I wanted to know whether those various height increasing medicines really help?

Scams: At age 21, you have almost certainly reached your maximum height. The medicines are promoted by people who know they do not work, but that most people will not ask for their money back (they're embarrassed). You're male, though, and you can add lean muscle at the gym and look great regardless of height; you'll be admired for this and it trumps how tall you are. Good luck. ...Read more

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I know there are thousands of rare diseases but are there any known ones that cause adult height to signif. grow after years of no growth? I'm 39.

That's a strange one: because usually after the ends of the bones fuse in young adulthood, it is not possible for them to lengthen, which is what would be necessary for one to get taller. There is a condition called acromegaly that could cause some bones to get wider, so hands and feet and jaws and forehead can grow. If you are noticing this, you should be checked for pituitary problems. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any truth to what I read--that 1-2 sodas/day, like Mountain Dew, can cause GH levels to rise & increase the height of adults (many yrs past puberty)?

Sadly no: Or we should all buy stock in Coca Cola. Once your bones have reached maturity (the ends fuse) at about 16-18 years of age, you will not grow taller. Only wider. ...Read more

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Did I reduce my adult height when I skipped breakfast and lunch on schooldays from ages 15-16, eating 1500 kcals per day although though bmr is 2000?

Did I reduce my adult height when I skipped breakfast and lunch on schooldays from ages 15-16, eating 1500 kcals per day although though bmr is 2000?

Hard to speculate: It would require a detailed look at the diet rather than simply relying on the time & calorie load to comment. Growth can slow due to under nutrition but some catchup growth would be possible. A look at your bone age & past growth record would better reflect what your diet did or din not do as well as if further growth is possible. ...Read more

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Can you please specifically list all conditions or diseases that can result or bring on added inches of growth in height in adults years past puberty?

Can you please specifically list all conditions or diseases that can result or bring on added inches of growth in height in adults years past puberty?

Growth: I am not aware of any. Once the growth plates in the bones have fused, you're done. Keep in mind that there are variations between AM and PM based on separation of your vertebrae, and of course there can be errors in measurement. ...Read more

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What causes spontaneous growth spurts in adults? Same height for yrs then out of blue had a growth spurt around 38 another @ 41adding inches to height

Endocrine Disorder: Spontaneous growth spurts in adults is abnormal. Normal human growth ceases by the time we reach 18-20 yo, when the growth plate in our long bones close. Growth is hormonally regulated via pituitary-mediated secretion of growth hormone, GH. Excess GH is concerning for an endocrine disorder, such as a pituitary tumor. Please see your doctor for a full evaluation and referral to an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does weightlifting reduce the height and an adult?

No: Weightlifting does not reduce the height of an adult. The most common cause of loss of height associated with age are degenerative changes in the spine and lower extremities. If the question is can weightlifting in children decrease your ultimate height, it may if done incorrectly. Resistance training can be done in kids but the focus should be on form with low weights and high reps. ...Read more

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Could childhood height correlate with adult height?

It could: Some children go into puberty relatively younger or relatively older than most of their same-gender peers. So a child's height at one point in time may not predict adult height well. This equation is better: boy's final ht = [(mom's ht + 5') + dad's ht]/2. Girl's final ht = [(dad's ht - 5') + mom's ht]/2. The final height should be within 2' (more or less) of the answer to the equation. ...Read more