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Can you grow taller after 24?

Can you grow taller after 24?

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. Most boys stop at 17. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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How can you grow taller after 19?

How can you grow taller after 19?

Unlikely to happen: The growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow. Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers were open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity would support good growth. Their are no special diet or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more

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Can you grow taller when you're in your 20's?

Can you grow taller when you're in your 20's?

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. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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Can you grow taller than your potential height?

Can you grow taller than your potential height?

Yes: All the calculations are just formulas people have come up with. Pretty accurate but definitely not set in stone ...Read more

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If you sleep with no pillow can you grow taller that way?

If you sleep with no pillow can you grow taller that way?

Pillow: No not really, sleeping with or without a pillow will not make any difference. Growth is under hormonal control. ...Read more

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Can you grow taller by eating healthy at 16 years old?

Can you grow taller by eating healthy at 16 years old?

Depends: A balanced diet/proper sleep and exercise can sustain your best growth. However, some at 16 may have finished and diet/exercise/etc will not change that. A single x-ray of the wrist/hand can reveal the growth centers. If open, more growth is possible, if closed, it is finished. ...Read more

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If bones are fused, can you grow taller by increasing spine height? Is there any procedures to get taller after bones plates are fused.?

If bones are fused, can you grow taller by increasing spine height? Is there any procedures to get taller after bones plates are fused.?

Once growth plates: Are closed, skeletal growth is completed but there are procedures that can be utilized to lengthen limbs for specific indications. ...Read more

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Can sleepinghelp you grow taller?

Can sleepinghelp you grow taller?

no relationship: We all need stleep and mostly get it. While young, you may grow a little in your sleep but this is due to the normal increase your body is making and is not a response to being asleep. So get your sleep and consider your heredity and nutrition for optimizing your growth potential. ...Read more

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Can you still grow taller or have a growth spurt after 18 as a male?

Can you still grow taller or have a growth spurt after 18 as a male?

Depends on your: Stage of puberty. If adult stage v, you may grow 1-2" more, at most. ...Read more

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Can you still grow taller after your period? If you can, for how many years after?

Can you still grow taller after your period? If you can, for how many years after?

Yes: Onset of periord or menarche does not mean you have stopped growing. Typically growth stops 6-8 years after your period is regular. The onset of menstrual flow usually is followed by the last 'growth spurt' in 2-3 years. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can still grow taller at age 19?

Please tell me if you can still grow taller at age 19?

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. Most boys stop at 17. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to know is there any way that you can grow taller if you're bones are closed? Thank you.

Hi, I would like to know is there any way that you can grow taller if you're bones are closed? Thank you.

Growth is unlikely: An 19 yr old is not growing taller if his growth plates have fused. If not fused, he will grow a little bit (pediatrician's growth chart for him can tell if growth has stopped). To look taller, one can choose properly designed clothing and shoes, and have good posture. Vitamins, supplements, "special" foods, exercise, etc... will not make a person in the U.S. taller (height here is genetic). ...Read more

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Recent studies have found from doctors that you can grow taller after puberty with the stretching of the spine, what do u doctors think?

Recent studies have found from doctors that you can grow taller after puberty with the stretching of the spine, what do u doctors think?

Improved posture: Working on posture can make someone look taller, but it can't actually make someone anatomically taller. Growth has to happen for height to increase. Growth plates in bone are fused by late teens by pubertal hormones which is when growth stops. Any effect from spine stretching would be postural. Please be careful about spine manipulation because of potential risk of injury. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it's said that you're bones have fused or epiphyseals have closed? Does that mean you can't grow taller anymore?

What does it mean when it's said that you're bones have fused or epiphyseals have closed? Does that mean you can't grow taller anymore?

Done with growth: There are areas at the end of your bones when you are a kid and early teenager called the epiphysis. This is the area of the bone where growth takes place. During puberty, these areas begin to get smaller - we call that closing or fusing. Once that happens completely, there is no longer any area where further growth can occur and you have reached your final height. ...Read more

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Can you continue to grow taller after you're turned 19? I'm a male. And does consuming a lot of calcium trigger growth in bones or not?

Can you continue to grow taller after you're turned 19? I'm a male. And does consuming a lot of calcium trigger growth in bones or not?

Unlikely: Calcium doesn't trigger bone growth but it's essential to mineralize bone. Most boys are done growing by 17 and girls by 16. Once growth plates close, they can't be reopened. ...Read more

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If you have hypothyroidism as a teen (& you're short), and your doc gives you thyroid pills, can that make you grow taller?

Was growth stunted?: Prolonged hypothyroidism with very elevated TSH can cause growth slow down in actively growing children. It is unusual to present like this when a child is seen annually by a pediatrician who plots height on a growth chart. If hypothyroidism was indeed profound then growth would resume with treatment, but final height may still be compromised by accelerating bone age with rx from initial delay. ...Read more

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Anyway you can poss grow taller after growth plates are fused? I have soreness up & down legs like growing pains. Sounds crazy @ 46 but is it possible

Anyway you can poss grow taller after growth plates are fused? I have soreness up & down legs like growing pains. Sounds crazy @ 46 but is it possible

Leg soreness: .At 44 additional height growth is unlikely. Acromegaly, increased growth hormone, is mostly coarser features thickened digits rather than vertical growth. Pain may be polymyalgia, sciatica, deep infection, pressure in abdomen due to ovary colon. Bilateral clots are rare.. Check CBC, CMP, sed rate, ANA, d-dimer May need imaging. F/U w/ doc this week ...Read more

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Can eating healthier make you grow taller?

Can eating healthier make you grow taller?

It doesn't: Necessarily make you taller but it helps you to reach your maximum potential. ...Read more