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Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.

Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.

More to come, likely: Most people continue to grow through their mid to late adolescence, and some can continue to grow into their early 20's, but the is unusual. Likely you have a ways to go still before you stop growing. ...Read more

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Girls increase their height after menses?

Girls increase their height after menses?

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 more

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Reaching Your Optimal Height (Checklist)

Get adequate nutrition
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Get plenty of sleep while growing
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Get plenty of vitamin D and calcium
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Reaching Your Optimal Height (Checklist)

Eat a well-rounded healthy diet
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Get plenty of sleep (growth hormone is released during sleep)
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Do stretching exercises
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Docs said girls typically stop growing around 19-21 except for few rare cases. What would cause those few rare cases where height not achieved by then?

Docs said girls typically stop growing around 19-21 except for few rare cases. What would cause those few rare cases where height not achieved by then?

Odd data: I'm not sure where you get your info but most women in the US end their linear growth by 16-17.The hormones that support pubertal changes and menses cause the bones to accelerate,then close their growth activity, which averages 2.5 inches after the first cycle.Those whose genes cause a delay in puberty have growth centers that remain open longer, a support growth later. ...Read more

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Reaching Your Optimal Height (Checklist)

Eat a healthy balanced diet
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Treat any bone injury to growth plates promptly and properly
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Know a healthy diet in early childhood is important
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Have regular check-ups with a pediatrician
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