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I would like to ask you, is there any chance to grow taller if the plates are closed? Or anything to do to grow taller?
No: When the growth plates have fused you cannot grow taller. ...Read more
Maybe: The answer depends on whether your growth plates are open or not. How far along one is in puberty can often help one estimate this, but ultimately your doctor should be able to give you an accurate sense of this, usually by taking an Xray of your hand to look at the growth plates. Girls are almost always done growing by 16, and boys usually pretty close to done....but there are always exceptions ...Read more
I am 17 years old do i have chances to grow taller with good nutrtion and stretching excercises ,?!
i am on the same heigt of my dad's we are 169 CM
Growth: In my experience, I don't believe you are finished but a growth curve for the last 9 years would be helpful. ...Read more
Im 20 is there any chances to grow taller maximum 4 inches im 5.7
My dad is 5.10 my mom is short plzz help me how can i improve my height?
You R likely done: Most males stop growing taller at 17 & expected height is their parental average plus 2.5 inches.The best aid for growth is an active lifestyle, proper rest & a healthy diet. Don't expect anyone to grow taller than their genetic potential.If you want to know if you can grow more, an x-ray of the wrist/ hand can be analysed for bone maturity. If the growth centers are closed you are done ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male between 5ft 6 and 5ft 7. Dad is 5ft 7 and mum is 5ft 2, so is there any chance i will grow taller than my dad?
Maybe, likely if...: Height is mostly genetically determined, if a child has normal nutrition. A child is likely to grow taller than his or her 5' 3" dad if dad's or mom's relatives are several inches taller than dad, if mom is taller than dad, if dad ended up short due to chronic illness such as cystic fibrosis or due to malnutrition such as being a wartime refugee, or if the child's own siblings are taller than dad. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Im 22 im 5 feet tall,is there a chance i can grow taller,as height is a criteria for the job im applying.
I m about to reach 20 and i am 175cm tall, is there any chance that i can grow taller? my elder brother gained 2inches at 20 ..just to inform , thanks
Asking us to Guess: I am sure you are smart enough to know, but you are asking us to guess. We would never, ever, speculate on this type of question. Most humans are done growing by age 19. But not all. ...Read more
I am 2o years old and I am 5 foot 4 inches. I want to grow more taller. Is there any chances for me to grow taller. What should I eat and what excerci?
Im male 18 years old and im 67.3 inches tall.I want to know is there a chance that I might still grow taller?
Yes: It is possible that you will continue to grow, although many men do reach their full adult height by age 18. A good 'estimate' of your final predicted adult height is the average of your dad's height in inches and your mom's height in inches + 5 inches. For example, if dad's height is 70 inches and mom's height is 65 inches, then 70 + (65+5)/2 is 70 inches. ...Read more
What are the chances a close to 40 YO female will grow taller by several inches? Shouldn't the growth plates have closed a long time ago by this time?
So confused-some docs saiy a person can't grow taller @ 38, others say small chance can occur. What conditions would cause that small chance to happen
Get seen in person.: The only way you will ever resolve this, is to get a physical and take in copies of your old records. If necessary, a specialist can be consulted. As you know, in some people (a very few), there can be disorders of iron metabolism, that can cause this. It is an exceedingly rare phenomenon, and some might not be aware of the few cases, or maybe those past case reports have been discredited since ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any way i could grow taller like sleep, or take vitamins? I wanna be 6'0 but i'm 5'2? Is there any chance?
No, I wish there was: Height is pretty much decided by the genes you inherit from your parents. Some males grow until their late teens, but if your body looks physically mature with adult genitals and facial and body hair, you will not grow much taller. Sleep and a healthy diet are good for everyone, but will not add the height you would like. I'm sorry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely to happen: At 18 the growth centers have likely closed so no more linear growth is expected.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. A bone maturity more consistent with 14 would leave some room for growth. ...Read more
Mostly genes: Nutrition is rarely a factor unless you are nutritionally deficient. Males are expected to reach the average of both parents height plus 5 cm while females reach the average less 5 cm. There are no exercises or special foods to make you grow taller. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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