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18 yo, not growing any taller, but my jaw/chin still growing out, makes overbite look worse? How to make it stop? I thought bones stop growing by now?
Biologically there: Is a growth plate at the end of each bone. Some bones like your femur and humerus have multiple growth plates. Your finger bones have one growth plate. A protion of this growth plate provides for length and a smaller portion provides for width. The periosteum "or the layer of tissue that surrounds the bones" also lays down bone to provide width. Bone size is largely determined by genetics. ...Read more
What age does your penis stop growing at? Does it continue to grow beyond puberty, like girls' breast grow?
Growing tall: So, what can you do to grow taller if your genes dictate that you’re meant to be short? Well, only a small percentage of people with a short height can grow taller. Studies also show that most people stop growing in their mid-twenties. http://www.beyonddisease.com/top-ways-to-increase-height-and-grow-taller ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can 14 yr old girl still grow tall? When dose girls usually stop growing? Can streching help grow tall too? What food help grow tall?
Depends on variables: The growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-17 years of age in girls. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers are open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity will support good growth.There are no special diet or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more
Do those w/Marfans stop growing taller about same time as those w/o it? Or can U keep growing even after 30, 35, 40+ or start growing again yrs later?
The just do-: --they just grow faster than usual,& R the tallest in their age group. Also there R 3 grades of Marfan's, grade 1 R hyper-mobile in their joints and R usually small, not tall. ...Read more
Maybe: If growth plates fused, no. , stretching, exercising, supplements nor dietary modifications will cause you to grow taller. Your tanner staging (puberty), bone age, general health, hormones, parent height are factors that determine your adult height. At 18 it's unlikely that you'll grow, but not impossible. A bone age will determine, growth potential and if a candidate for growth hormone. ...Read more
Will your scoliosis still worsen if you are almost finished growing taller (less than 1" per year now)?
Curve size predicts: The goal of treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is to have the curves measure less than 30 degrees at skeletal maturity. The reason for this is that curves greater than 30 degrees are thought to progress a degree a year throughout a patient's lifetime. Curves less than 30 degrees at skeletal maturity are usually stable and should not have any clinical significance throughout adulthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No faster!: Vitamins don't speed up a breast tumor's growth. I can understand why you might think that's true, but studies have shown it's not. Some chemotherapy works by inhibiting certain vitamins (ie folate), but there is no scientific evidence showing that vitamins increase breast cancer growth. ...Read more
Only if appropriate: Growth hormone will only increase height if one is still growing. Once the growth plates ("epiphyses") have fused, or closed, one cannot gain further height. In general, the use of growth hormone to treat short stature is limited to children who have specific inherited abnormalities that affect their growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different steroid: Steroids are a group of agents with different effects, like tools in a tool box. The steroids given to help mature lung function help stabilize membranes & promote production of surface active agent by baby lungs. The steroids used to promote muscle mass and growth are different, a different tool with different effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It won't: At 37 years of age, nothing can make you grow taller. ...Read more
Speed up finish work: The type of steroids given for premi labor are different than those that come out at puberty & help muscles grow. These premi doses speed up the finish work of lung development, allowing babies lung to begin producing a surface active agent that allows the lung sacs not to completely deflate when they exhale. This is like paint on a room wall, a final coating. Without it they can get rds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer