Top 20 Doctor insights on: Can adults grow taller and increase height
Is it true that taking zinc supplements can make an adult over age 33 grow taller? What about calcium magnesium--can that also increase height at 33?
Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.
Can pregnancy cause a woman to grow taller? Can taking fertility medications for an IUI cause an adult woman to increase height?
Is it possible for 14yr old girl to increase height by 10cm in a year? What can help to grow tall at 14? Pls help
I'm 16 years old and I want to increase my height what am I supposed to do to grow taller fast? Plz do help
Hello..... I glad to see u... how can I increase my height? Now I am 19. my height is 5 feet and 1 inc.... I want to grow taller... please help me..
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello! I am 16 YO male, I am 5 feet 4 inch tall, i'd like to know if there's anything I can do to grow taller faster or increase my max height?
Afraid not may be:
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Going back to your question, height is something you inherit from your parents. You can control it a little bit. I ended up being the tallest in my family, and my son now is taller than me. You need to exercise and play sports like basketball. Avoid heavy weight lifting, do a lot of pull ups, hang on the pole, and stretch. Salaam. ...Read more
I read the drug Lupron (leuprolide) can be given to make young women grow taller. Will it also cause height to grow in adult women (over 35) if taken for IUIs?
Some docs say adults (35+) can grow taller due to excessive GH; others say just features/limbs, not height, only things to enlarge. Which is correct?
Grow taller: It is extremely unlikely that you can grow taller at your age. The bone growth almost always stop by age 25 at the latest. ...Read more
Not usually: 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. You can maximize the appearance of height by strecthing extremeties and torso and by carrying yourself with an erect posture. ...Read more
Mycousin is 14 yearsand she is around 154-156cm tall. I learned that it is possible to increase height, andwhat excercise do you recommend for her?
Height is genetic: 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. However, one should eating a variety of healthy foods and exercise 3-4 times a week. ...Read more
How to increase height for my two boy kids. I am short and my Husband is tall. But both my kids look short. One is 9 and another is 6 and half yr old.
Depends on genetics: Adult height is largely determined by genetic factors. Take the average of your and your husband's heights and add two inches since you have boys. You should genetically end up here, plus or minus two inches. If your boys heights fall below that threshold, see an endocrine doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Height of my son is 5'-3" at 17th year. Will he grow more. Are the pills are safe to increase height?
Unlikely to happen: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist ; hand can yield a bone maturity. If delayed he'll grow more. Most have reached bony maturity at 17 and are done. No pills would make a difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chiropractors signif. Increase height permanently by increasing intervertebral disk height? Could that make a 38 YO 3 inches permanently taller?
Any truth to online ads claiming meds, vitamins, exercise/stretching can increase height in adults? How about @ almost 40 YO? Some say massage does it
I am 19 years old. I need tips on how to increase height. My parents are also short in height. I am 5 feet and 3 inches tall. Suggest new methods?
I've always sat with legs crossed or one foot resting on my leg. Can poses like those cause an adult to increase height like I hear yoga can do?
No: Yoga doesn't increase your "height" so to speak, as in increase the anatomic length of your spine, but rather can improve your posture. So while you may measure "taller" it's related to your spinal alignment being "optimized" rather than true anatomic elongation of your spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there HGH supplements or sprays for people after puberty that exceeds genes to increase height? I'm desperate to grow past 5'1 at 17
No: At 17 most females have finished linear growth and their growth centers will close. If you entered puberty along with your age group you are likely done and no supplements will do anything for you. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be studied for bone maturity. If more like a 14 year old you would have growth potential, if consistent with 17 you are done. ...Read more