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Can Girls Height Increase After 20
Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.
Almost never happens: 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 during the growing years, there's not much a person nor her doctor can do to increase height. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good posture and exercises that will strengthen your back and core muscles to support your spine. Some people with growth hormone deficiency can be treated and increase their height to their genetic potential if detected early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Most girls will be done at 16 but some finish later depending on the status of their growth centers. If open, they can grow more (xrays can verify) in general, they grow 2.5 inches or 5 cm after their first menses.The hormones of puberty send out instructions to the growth centers to finish up. ...Read more
Unlikely to help: At 21 your growth centers have likely closed so don't expect to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist & hand can be analysed for bone maturity & tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. ...Read more
Hi , i am Sana , i am 16 and 10month , want to increase my height, i heard that girls grow from 11 to 18y old so i want to grow fast , give some Tips.
Growth evaluation : Dear Sana, you have not provided your actual height measurement. Final height depends on a lot of factors like family genetics, nutrition and general health. I would suggest you go to a doctor to get a good health evaluation and height velocity measurements and eat a healthy and balanced diet that includes proteins and minerals like calcium, and vitamin A & D. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: The growth centers of both genders are essentially closed by the age of 18 making any more linear growth unlikely. An x-ray of the hand can determine if any growth centers remain open, but at 18 this is unlikely.If the x-ray showed bone maturity to be more consistent with the age or 13-14, that much growth might be possible but a visit with an endocrinologist would be needed to understand why. ...Read more
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