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Can Height Increase After 18
Is it true that scientists have recently discovered that someone can increase their height after 18?
I am 18 and 5'10" and i am taking calcium for height increase.Is it helpful?Please i need some advice . My friends in same age are 6'1"and higher.
You are likely done: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends and your bone maturity is that of a 18 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity.If 18, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches.If your growth centers r closed you are done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise, eat, sleep: 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
Perhaps: It is difficult to say if your height will increase. Usually late in adolescence (16-18) development is usually nearing completion. Perhaps you might grow a few inches in the next couple of years. But no one can tell. You could look at your parents and make a rough estimation of your final height by calculating the midparental height (inches) = (father height + (mother Height +5))/2. ...Read more
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
I m 20 yrs girl & m only 5'1, does height increase by pills and injections after 20 ? If yes then suggest the names of pills or injection to be taken
Done Growing: You are done growing. There are no pills or injections that will cause you to grow any more. ...Read more
Iam 16.5 year old but iam look like 12 or 13 years boy ..My height is 5'4.5 does my height increase further ..
Maybe. Maybe not.: 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. One can ask the pediatrician about height, at a check-up or an extra office visit. ...Read more
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