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I’m 18 years old. Is it possible for me to grow taller ? Are there any medical exercises to increase height?

I’m 18 years old. Is it possible for me to grow taller ? Are there any medical exercises to increase height?

Unlikely: Growth in anyone is dependent on open growth centers within the bones. These close in most females between 15-17 & 16-18 in males. An x-ray of your wrist/hand can be examined for open growth centers. If open, you may grow more, closed=no. There are no exercises, stretches, diets, etc. that increase height beyond your genetic level. ...Read more

Exercise Stress Test (Definition)

Recording an ekg while walking up a steeper & steeper incline, at a faster & faster rate, so as to increase heart contraction intensity & rate of contraction, thus blood flow needed by the heart muscle. However, atherosclerosis does not narrow arteries, clots do, & the ekg only detects major qualitative differences in capillary blood flow. Thus only severe artery disease ...Read more


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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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Is it possible for 14yr old girl to increase height by 10cm in a year? What can help to grow tall at 14?Pls help

It is possible: This can be normal but how tall she will grow is genetically determined and unless there is intervention with an endocrinologist with hormone therapy, you must let nature take its course. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old and my height is 175cm i want to grow taller so is there any food or special exercise for getting taller ?

I am 20 years old and my height is 175cm i want to grow taller so is there any food or special exercise for getting taller ?

5ft 9 inches: Chances are if you have had your period already, you are not going to grow any more. Most girls dont grow appreciably 2-3 years after having their period. ...Read more

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Hello..... i glad to see u... how can i increase my height? now i am 19. my height is 5 feet and 1 inc.... i want to grow taller... please help me..

Hello..... i glad to see u... how can i increase my height? now i am 19. my height is 5 feet and 1 inc.... i want to grow taller... please help me..

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. ...Read more

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Hello! i am 16 YO male, i am 5 feet 4 inch tall, i'd like to know if there's anything i can do to grow taller faster or increase my max height ?

Afraid not may be: So, you are from Syria. I was born there, and I am very sorry about what is happening there. Going back to your question, height is something you inherit from your parents. You can control it a little bit. I ended up being the tallest in my family, and my son now is taller than me. You need to exercise and play sports like basketball. Avoid heavy weight lifting, do a lot of pull ups, hang on the pole, and stretch. Salaam. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a woman to grow taller? Can taking fertility medications for an IUI cause an adult woman to increase height?

Can pregnancy cause a woman to grow taller?  Can taking fertility medications for an IUI cause an adult woman to increase height?

No and no: Once you have reached adult height it is not possible to grow taller; further, there si no mechanism why either pregnancy or fertility meds would do this. ...Read more

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If exercising increases growth hormone production, can it make you grow taller than if you didn't exercise?

If exercising increases growth hormone production, can it make you grow taller than if you didn't exercise?

Faulty assumption: Growth hormone usually surges in the midst of sleep, not after or because you exercise. Its production is complex & determined by an interplay of genetic and other hormonal elements but your assumption that exercise increases it is a myth. Your final height is expected to reach 1/2 your combined parental height + 2.5 inches. At 17 you are likely near your final height. ...Read more

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Is there any exercise to increase height?

No: Body height is determined by genetics, hormonal influences, and dietary intake (calcium, vitamin d, and protein) during childhood and adolescence. Once bodies complete their adolescent growth spurt (usually 12-15 for girls, 14-18 for boys), the body will not grow further in height. Exercises to improve posture may improve perceived height (but not actual height). ...Read more

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Is it still possible to increase height at 21. I am 174 CM and want to get even taller?

Not usually: Most males stop growing taller by around age 18 and for most girls it is around 16 to 17 years old. However, this varies – especially if the person entered puberty late. You can maximize the appearance of height by strecthing extremeties and torso and by carrying yourself with an erect posture. ...Read more

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Mycousin is 14 yearsand she is around 154-156cm tall.I learned that it is possible to increase height, andwhat excercise do you recommend for her?

Mycousin is 14 yearsand she is around 154-156cm tall.I learned that it is possible to increase height, andwhat excercise do you recommend for her?

Height is genetic: 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. However, one should eating a variety of healthy foods and exercise 3-4 times a week. ...Read more

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How to increase height for my two boy kids. I am short and my Husband is tall. But both my kids look short. One is 9 and another is 6 and half yr old.

How to increase height for my two boy kids. I am short and my Husband is tall. But both my kids look short. One is 9 and another is 6 and half yr old.

Depends on genetics: Adult height is largely determined by genetic factors. Take the average of your and your husband's heights and add two inches since you have boys. You should genetically end up here, plus or minus two inches. If your boys heights fall below that threshold, see an endocrine doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to increase height by 2_3inches...I regularly do cycling..What other exercise should I do...Age 19?

How to increase height by 2_3inches...I regularly do cycling..What other exercise should I do...Age 19?

You are full-grown: Sorry to give you disappointing news, but it is rare for girls to grow after age 16-18, in fact most girls stop growing around age 14. Bone growth is caused by "growth plates" and once the growth plates close (usually 2-3 years after puberty) the bones are unable to grow. Nothing can change this. You need to accept your current height. ...Read more

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Sir i want to know that is it possible to increase height at 18 or 19.plz provide me some useful exercise other than some medicine or other remedies ?

Sir i want to know that is it possible to increase height at 18 or 19.plz provide me some useful exercise other than some medicine or other remedies
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Not possible: Except in rare cases of very delayed puberty, growth is complete in men by the time they reach 18 or 19 as growth plates have closed. There are no exercises or supplements or medications which will be of any benefit do please don't waste your money on them ...Read more

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My epyphysial plates have been fused. Is it possible to increase height by any streching exercise to increase the lenght of vetebrae?

My epyphysial plates have been fused. Is it possible to increase height by any streching exercise to increase the lenght of vetebrae?

Doesn't happen: After your growth centers fuse, your vertebrae cannot get longer.Any lengthening by stretching, be it by hanging upside down, yoga, or some "stretching"device in minimal and disappears within a few hours in the standing position. ...Read more

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I read in studies that exercise stimulates growth hormone. Would the extra growth hormone induced by exercise increase height in a growing body?

No: This has been answered recently. Growth hormone release spikes in sleep and has nothing to do with exercise. Exercise is good for the body and does help create a good core of healthy parts, but it does not change the eventual height of anyone. ...Read more

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How to increase height growth?

How to increase height growth?

Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep ; and remaining physiclly active.Nothing you eat or drink will add inches.Poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll.At 18 your growth centers may be closed and if so you are finished growing taller. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more