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Diets To Grow Taller
Well rounded diet: Height is mostly determined by genetics unless your daughter suffered from some severe illness in her past. Just a well rounded diet is best for now. There is no miracle food to increase height. She is probably nearing the end of her growth spurt at age 15. 62 inches is within normal range. ( BTW, I had a 63 inch daughter who was a star basketball player and has done just fine in life) ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
None: Balanced nutrition, exercise and proper rest provide the basic needs of growth. At a listed age of 51, you finished growing taller years ago. If asking for someone else, no special diet or exercise has ever been shown to have a positive effect of final height. Improving nutrition in someone is deficient allows them to get to their genetically expected height. ...Read more
Can i still grow taller with the help of specific diet and exercise? 3 cms are enough for me. A week ago i turned 20. I'm a female.
Unlikely to happen: At twenty your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely 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.Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep: Sleep is probably the best supplement to a diet to help you grow taller, You need to get at least 8 hours of sleep because that is when your body releases hormones that help you to grow. Supplements without a good night sleep might not be as effective, and might even be a waste of money. Sweet Dreams ...Read more
I am 17 1/2 years old girl and have 4'10 height.what can I do to grow taller by atleast 3-4 inches??please tell me what diet to follow......
Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physically active.Nothing you eat or drink will add inches.You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll.At 17.5 it is likely your growth centers have closed, and you are finished. Learn to accept your size. ...Read more
Hello Doc.I am 20 year old male.My height is 5ft 4inch.Can i grow taller for abt 4-5 inches? I am exercising regularly an maintaining proper diet.
Almost impossible: I'm sorry to tell you this is almost impossible. Bone growth occurs at a part of the bone called the growth plate (near the ends of the bones). The growth plates close (basically disappear) in men between the ages of 18-21. After that there is no way to grow taller.If your growth plates have not closed you might grow a bit more but not 4-5 inches. See http://tinyurl.com/6pm94xw and my comment: ...Read more
As a 15 year old male, whose parents are 4'11' and 5'7, how do I grow taller? Is there a diet I should be eating to grow taller? (i'm currently 5'7')
Genetics play a role: Given the heights of your parents it is very likely you are reaching your final height. However, you and your pediatrician need to go over your height charts that span your life to ascertain whether you've achieved your growth spurt. Remember it's not the height of a man that makes the man, but what the man makes of his life. All the best... ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Linear growth depends on growth centers in the long bones. Puberty accelerates and then ends growth by closing the growth plates. If you entered puberty at the average time you usually finish growth by 17-18.If late, and bone centers (xray of hand) are more consistent with a 15 yo you might grow in your 20's.If the growth centers are closed, you are done.If you have not grown in a year, U are. ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more