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How much percentage of genetics play in determining height. I am male 21 height is 5 3.5.Father height 5.7 mother 4.9. People tease me. Sucide & guilty?

How much percentage of genetics play in determining height. I am male 21 height is 5 3.5.Father height 5.7 mother 4.9. People tease me. Sucide & guilty?

Please see doctor: You sound very uncomfortable about things you cannot change -- like your height, which to a great degree is genetically determined, and at 21 is unlikely to change. (the growth plates in most people's bones are closed by that time.) in this & other questions you have mentioned suicide, guilty, etc. Please see a doctor for treatment as soon as possible -- a psychiatrist can help you with this. ...Read more

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My cousin (female) is 6ft, her father 6'5 and mother 5'1. her predicted height was about 5'7. how come she grew more than that?

My cousin (female) is 6ft, her father 6'5 and mother 5'1. her predicted height was about 5'7. how come she grew more than that?

Growth: Predicted height is an estimate. With a father that tall; it would not be unusual to have a daughter 6'. She just inherited the height, not the shortness from her mother. ...Read more

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My father have 188cm and my mother 160cm. I have 14 years 8 months and I actually have 173cm. What would be my definitive height?

My father have 188cm and my mother 160cm. I have 14 years 8 months and I actually have 173cm. What would be my definitive height?

Height: Based on the heights of your Mom and Dad; your height potential is on average 180.5 cm. It could be 8.5 cm on either side of this value. At age 14 8/12 and male you should still be growing. All the best. ...Read more

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I am 18 years my height is 5.6i my father is 6ft my mother is5.2 I want to add 4inch more in my height please suggest me some medicine?

I am 18 years my height is 5.6i my father is 6ft my mother is5.2 I want to add 4inch more in my height please suggest me some medicine?

What will be will be: If a teen had no growth in the past year, then growth has finished. 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. ...Read more

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I turned 16 a few months ago, my height is 5.10 and I only recently passed my father will I grow any taller? (My mother is Average height)

I turned 16 a few months ago, my height is 5.10 and I only recently passed my father will I grow any taller? (My mother is Average height)

Any growth last yr.?: If there was some growth in the past 6-12 months, then there should still be some growing left. If no growth in the past year, then growth has finished. One's pediatrician tracks annual heights on the growth chart. 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. ...Read more

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My mothers father and mother were cousins And my mothers grandfather and grandmother were cousins will this effect me in some way like height or etc?

My mothers father and mother were cousins And my mothers grandfather and grandmother were cousins will this effect me in some way like height or etc?

Information: Consanguineous relationships can put offspring at risk for multiple genetic diseases. It doesn't necessarily mean that it will effect grandchildren and great-grandchildren. If there is a concern, a geneticist may be of help. Here is some information:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3419292/ ...Read more

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I need to know if my height is normal, im 16 and im 5ft1in. My father is 5ft8in and my mother 4ft11. Everyone else in my family is 5ft8in or taller.?

I need to know if my height is normal, im 16 and im 5ft1in. My father is 5ft8in and my mother 4ft11. Everyone else in my family is 5ft8in or taller.?

Growth chart/BMI: Your doctor can calculate your body mass index which is the ratio of your weight to height to determine whether your bmi is normal. Your growth may be plotted on a growth curve for your age. Your height appears to be normal for age based on this information, but I would suggest seeing your pediatrician for the %tiles. ...Read more

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I am male, 18 yr. My height is greater than my father and mother. But, I want to grow 2 inches more. Is it possible to grow after 18 y? My hgt is 5'8''.

I am male, 18 yr. My height is greater than my father and mother. But, I want to grow 2 inches more. Is it possible to grow after 18 y? My hgt is 5'8''.

Yes: As long as the growth centers of your bones have not closed you have the potential to control to gain height. It is not unusual for people to continue to grow until age 21 or 22. ...Read more

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I'm going to be 17 years old in 3 months. My father is 6, 1 but my mother height is 5, 2. Can I be as tall as my father? I'm 5, 6 now. What should I do?

I'm going to be 17 years old in 3 months. My father is 6, 1 but my mother height is 5, 2. Can I be as tall as my father? I'm 5, 6 now. What should I do?

Probably not: You may still be able to grow an inch or 2 over the next years with proper diet, plenty of sleep, and regular exercise. But it is unlikely that you will reach your dad's height. Just make sure you have excellent posture and a great attitude and you will seem even taller! ...Read more

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Sir. I am male aged 22+. Would exer ising n stretching help to increase my height? I m 5'3. My mother is 4'11 n father is 5'8. No growth frm past 2yr

Sir. I am male aged 22+. Would exer ising n stretching help to increase my height? I m 5'3. My mother is 4'11 n father is 5'8. No growth frm past 2yr

Genetics: The only chance you might have to grow if your body's growth plates have not closed would be to take human growth hormone. At your age I doubt this or anything else will make a difference in your height- if questions, ask an endocrinologist for more input ...Read more

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I am 17 and I am 165 cmtall will I be taller than thant? And how can I increase my height? . my father's tall is 173 and my mother's tall is 163

Maybe 10 cm taller: According to the information that you provided, your potential height is 10 cm taller than your current height. Reaching your potential height depends on many things including your health, previous illnesses or injuries, and nutrition. It is best to to focus on eating well and choosing activities that will optimize your health. Good luck - perhaps you are ready for a growth spurt!?! ...Read more

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Hi iam 18 turning 19 and my height is 175cm. My father is 183 and my grandF was 186 and my mother is 170 I really need some tips or advice to increase my height. Just name the thing u advise and will get it. Please?

Depends on maturity: Level, whether you will continue to grow or not. If you already have mature genitals and facial hair, then you may be past your major growth spurt and your genetic potential, and medications or special diet will have no impact. If not, your body will continue to grow until you reach full maturity. Healthy diet with adequate rest will serve you best. ...Read more

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I am female and age 20 and height is 5 feet mother's height-5 feet 2 inch father's height-5 feet 6 inch can my height increase?

I am female and age 20 and height is 5 feet mother's height-5 feet 2 inch father's height-5 feet 6 inch can my height increase?

Genetics...: Sounds like you are right on target.....

Apple doesn't fall far from its tree.

Your have achieved your adult height. ...Read more

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Does a mother deprivation syndrome affect height growth of a child? I grow up with father only and didn't get a mom's love and caring...

Does a mother deprivation syndrome affect height growth of a child? I grow up with father only and didn't get a mom's love and caring...

Height: It can because you are not getting the nurturing effect if a mother. That is you are not getting sufficient calories. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old 173cm. Father from greece, mother from russia. My mother's height is 161, father's is 160.I would like to ask if i'll grow taller?

I'm 16 years old 173cm. Father from greece, mother from russia. My mother's height is 161, father's is 160.I would like to ask if i'll grow taller?

Growth: Chance are you have reached your full adult growth especially when you consider the heights of your parents. You can ask your doctor to take an xray of your left wrist to see if you have any more growth left. ...Read more

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Sir/Mam.......I am 20 years old Indian guy and my height is 5'4". My father height is 5'8" and mother is 5'3". Is there any possibility of height incr?

Sir/Mam.......I am 20 years old Indian guy and my height is 5'4". My father height is 5'8" and mother is 5'3". Is there any possibility of height incr?

Probably not: You probably have reached your maximum height at age 20. There is a calculation to estimate future height in boys: [ (mother's height + 5") + father's height] / 2
So [ (63' + 5= 69) + 68"] / 2 = 68.5". So you could hope for 5'8.5", but you prob have reached your max height. You could get growth plate x-rays of your wrists to see if your growth plates have closed. Closed plates = no more height ...Read more

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I am a boy and I am 20 years old. My father height 6"1.5".My mother is 5'3".But I am 5'8"at the age of 20.I want to grow 6 feet. Boys grow till 25?

I am a boy and I am 20 years old. My father height 6"1.5".My mother is 5'3".But I am 5'8"at the age of 20.I want to grow 6 feet. Boys grow till 25?

Very unlikely!: You can ask your Dad when he stopped growing but most boys stop growing by the age of 18. The most definitive test is called the "bone age" wherein they X-ray your wrist, hand, and fingers at once and compare it to an atlas of "standards". Your bones lengthen at the ends, not the middle. It will tell you how much potential growth you have left in your skeleton. Also read "Serenity Prayer". ...Read more

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Sir I'm 20 years indian boy. I'm 5'5'' my father's is 5'7'' and mother is 5'.Sir I want to increase height. I do exercise daily like jumping. No result.

Accept your size: At 20 your growth centers are most likely closed & no further growth is likely. By genetics factors alone you would be predicted to get to 5'6".If your growth centers are open (xray of hand can tell) you might grow more but at 20 this is unlikely. There is no magic exercise or diet to grow taller. Taller kids have taller parents. ...Read more

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I am now 17 years old, my height is 5.3 feet. It is the same when I was 14. From my mother family most are short but from my father everyone tall. Help

Probably done: Some teens grow very little or none, in height, when they are 17. Those who do grow usually have a family history of getting taller in their late teens (other adults in the family had a similar growth pattern). If a 17 yr. Had no height growth over the past year, then he is finished with height growth and is at his adult height. Stand straight and wear shoes and clothes that make one look taller. ...Read more

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Dear madam. I am a boy and I am 20 years old. My father height 6"1.5".My mother is 5'3".But I am 5'8"at the age of 20.I want to grow 6 feet. When I was?

Incomplete question: As written, your statement does not ask a clear question. Your expected final height based on your parents would be 5'10.75 +/- 1 inch. At the age of 20, your growth centers are likely closed and you are as tall as you will ever be. A single x-ray of your wrist/hand could verify any growth potential. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old female. My height is 5 feet. I want to increase it to be 5 feet 4 inches. Father is 5 feet 10 inches and mother is 5 feet 3 inches.?

May not make it: If you entered puberty at the same time as your friends, and have had menses for a few years, you are likely finished growing. Girls will grow about 2.5 in (5cm) after first menses. While your parents heights suggest you should be 5'4", many never get there. ...Read more

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I started my periods at age 11 im 4, 8 in height my mother is 5, 8 and my father 6, 1 how did I get this short as an adult?

Height: You might have been born premature or had a seious illness in your early childhood. It is slso possible that there may have been children in your family tree. ...Read more

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I am 17 yrs old basketball player. My height is 175cm and I weigh 60kg. My mother is 170cm and my father is 190cm. How can I grow taller?

Genetics: Not much to do about changing your height, at 17 you may be closing your growth plates or already have. A good predictor is parent height, I.e. Tall mom plus tall dad equals tall child. Best guess at 17 you will grow some more but probably not as tall as dad ...Read more

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How to increase my height, I am 18 years old? My height is 5.1 feet. Father height 5 feet 10 inches, mother 5 feet 3 inches. Sister: 5 feet 4 inches.

How to increase my height, I am 18 years old? My height is 5.1 feet. Father height 5 feet 10 inches, mother 5 feet 3 inches. Sister: 5 feet 4 inches.

Any growth last yr.?: If no growth in the past year, then growth has finished. 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. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old boy and my height is 5 foot 8 inches, weight is now 57 kg. My father is 6 feet 1 inches & mother is 5 feet 2.5 inches. Can I be 6 foot?

I am 18 years old boy and my height is 5 foot 8 inches, weight is now 57 kg. My father is 6 feet 1 inches & mother is 5 feet 2.5 inches. Can I be 6 foot?

Maybe not: Boys usually have their main growth spurt in the mid-teens. Some may have a small second growth spurt after 18, but it depends on your family history. Most of the time your height velocity (how quickly you increase your height) is genetically determined. Eat healthy foods and exercise regularly, but you really can't change your height. ...Read more

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If you have a boy, which parent his height going to be inherited from?

Both.: A way to predict the final height is take the average of the two parents' heights and add 5 CM for boys, subtract 5 CM for girls. This is, of course, very approximate. ...Read more

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My daughter is 20 yrs old, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 95 kg. I am very much worried about her weight. I am a single parent kindly help weight los?

My daughter is 20 yrs old, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 95 kg. I am very much worried about her weight. I am a single parent kindly help weight los?

Sensible diet:: Eat things that are meant to be eaten: eat real food. Avoid foods that contain synthetic chemicals and additives (i.e. Monosodium glutamate—msg—or aspartame and splenda®). Stay away from the colored or candy-containing breakfast cereals. Eat food as close as possible to its original form. Don’t become a food fanatic. Good nutrition and increased physical activity/work outs are essential. ...Read more

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Father has type A pos mother has O pos child has B pos is this possible?

Father has type A pos mother has O pos child has B pos is this possible?

Not possible...: If dad has A+ blood & mom is O+ then the baby would have to be A+ or O+ also. To get a blood type of B+ there has to be some "B" type blood (so, dad could be B+ or AB+). ...Read more

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I am O but not sure if positive or negative, my father is O & my Mother was AB-?

I am O but not sure if positive or negative, my father is O & my Mother was AB-?

Blood type: You can ask a doctor to send your blood out for blood typing and they will tell you if it is negative or positive ...Read more

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