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Grow Taller At 16
Unlikely to happen: At sixteen your growth centers may be closing and you are unlikely to grow much 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 more
At 19 are my growth plates closed ...trying to grow taller heard around that for males we stop growth completley at 25?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grouth plates open?: Growing bones have plates of new growth located just before the bone ends. These growth plates have less density than bone & show up on xray as a dark line like a crack. As long is there are active growth plates, there is potential for more growth in that bone. A hand xray can see if they have more time to grow. If the growth plates have closed linear growth is done.Most girls close at 16 & r done. ...Read more
Variable: Growth stops when the growth plates fuse. As with most functions there is a range that is considered normal. Generally once girls start to menstruate, they usually grow about 1 or 2 more inches, reaching their final adult height by about age 14 or 15 years (younger or older depending on when puberty began). ...Read more
Can I grow taller at 19 .. Especially if my growth plates are still open also will hgh help me to grow taller ?
Not sure: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. If you have some puberty left or if you entered it late, you may still grow. ...Read more
At what age boys stop height growth and iAm turning 17 can I grow still taller. Iam about 5feet 5inches???
Depends on variables: Most males finish their growth by age 17-18. Growth centers in the long bones respond to the hormones of puberty by closing at a predictable pace.An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be assessed for growth plates and if more like a 14-15 yo you could expect more growth.If your growth plates have closed, you are done. ...Read more
Balanced nutrition: At sixteen your growth centers have some potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, no juice will make you grow taller than your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity.If close to 16 you have a little left, if like 14 you have more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since not all the growth plates fuse at the same time, could HGH make you just grow WIDER if started at the wrong point during growth plate fusion?
No: Their is no point in the maturation and closure if the growth plates that a person would grow wider and not taller. ...Read more
On average, what age do males stop growing taller? I've heard its 21 when males on average stop growing taller. I am around 185 cm at 18 and a half
Consultation time: If you are really 19 and have had no signs of puberty it is time for a thorough evaluation. I'll assume you have had little contact with doctors or this would have been started already. A pediatric endocrinologist would be where i would send you after initial lab and x-rays. ...Read more
Platform shoes: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 19 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity.If 19, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches.There are no magic solutions if your growth centers r closed. ...Read more
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