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Boys grow until what age?

Boys grow until what age?

Varies: This depends on genetics. Some men can grow into their twenties but average is in the teens. ...Read more

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Girls can grow taller until which age?

Girls can grow taller until which age?

varies: The potential for continued linear growth is determined by an interplay of the hormones of puberty and the growth centers of the long bones.As long as the growth centers remain open, growth is possible. However, the initiation of menses provides a well defined marker in girls, and most can only expect another 2.5 in or 5 cm growth after this happens. ...Read more

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Are adult growing pains normal?

Are adult growing pains normal?

No: "growing pains" is a misnomer since it is not caused by growing--it is a benign non-inflammatory, non-injury-related musculoskeletal pain that affects children. You can get non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain as an adult but it's never referred to as growing pains. Joint hypermobility syndrome is a major cause of benign joint pain in kids and is likely present in adults also. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Till what age boys can grow tall?

Till what age boys can grow tall?

Varies: The growth centers in the long bones determine final stature. Hormones of puberty signal the centers to begin closure and most males finish by 17-18. In a few with delayed puberty and growth, the centers remain open and an xray of the wrist and hand will show a person has open centers more like a 14 -15 year old.I've never seen one grow taller after 20. ...Read more

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My skin looks older than age?

My skin looks older than age?

Always tan?: If you are tan all the time your skin can look older than you are. ...Read more

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Which age are called young, adult,middle and older ages?

Which age are called young, adult,middle and older ages?

Ages ~: Hello ~ I suppose it depends on what you look like and what mood you are in and who is looking at you. LOL! This is funny, because there is no such thing really and different cultures have a different take on this. If you concentrate on not drinking, not smoking, and keeping weight appropriate, and EXERCISE ~ ie take GOOD care of yourself, you will stay young forever! ...Read more

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Do boys that have early growth spurt tend to grow taller then boys that are late bloomers as an outcome?

Do boys that have early growth spurt tend to grow taller then boys that are late bloomers as an outcome?

Can do opposite: The final height is based on genetic factors and modified by your health.Proper diet, rest and exercise aids it while the opposite can hurt. The hormones that trigger puberty also signal the growth spurt and final closure of the growth centers.Some that enter puberty early will finish/stop sooner.An x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify any remaining growth potential. ...Read more

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When boys grow leg hair do they stop growing in height?

When boys grow leg hair do they stop growing in height?

Not necessarily: Some boys have leg hair from a young age (certain ethnic groups). Now, he is done growing when he grows enough facial hair to require shaving every day. ...Read more

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Do boys grow in height in every tanner stage?

Do boys grow in height in every tanner stage?

They grow: They certainly grow in every Tanner stage, in some more than others. Certainly after reaching Tanner 5 at some point they stop growing. In general boys stop growing by 18-20. ...Read more

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Is growing white hair while young anormal?

Is growing white hair while young anormal?

No: No, but you should see your dermatologist to make sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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Height of woman grows till which age?

Height of woman grows till which age?

Height: F 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. ...Read more

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Can men grow taller after 19 years of age?

Can men grow taller after 19 years of age?

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

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What are tips for 14 girls years old girls to grow taller faster?

What are tips for 14 girls years old girls to grow taller faster?

Stay healthy: Most 14-year-old girls have already gone through their growth spurt and will not grow much taller. In general, girls have their growth spurt just prior to the onset of their periods and grow about 2 inches more after the start of their menstrual cycles. In general the things that will help the most with linear growth during childhood are maintaining a healthy weight for height, getting enough sleep at night, and taking good care of any chronic diseases. ...Read more

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How come modern children grow taller and develop faster than children before?

How come modern children grow taller and develop faster than children before?

Several reasons: This could be because of several reasons, the most obvious if that of greatly improved nutrition for children as compared to even that of fifty years ago. ...Read more

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Do boys have their grow spurt in Tanner III or IV?

Do boys have their grow spurt in Tanner III or IV?

In males: "spurt" is seen throughout puberty, as growth accelerates as puberty progresses, but is most rapid in state IV. ...Read more

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What age do girls stop growing taller?

What age do girls stop growing taller?

Puberty decides: Every teenager is different but they all go through the same basic stages of puberty. These stages are often referred to as tanner stages (also referred to as sexual maturity level). Stage i is seen before puberty starts and stage v is when you have full adult characteristics. Once you are at stage v you are unlikely to grow any taller. Typically this is at ~15-16 for girls and ~16-17 for boys. ...Read more

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Do kids grow beyond puberty?

Do kids grow beyond puberty?

Yes, they can.: The average girl (if there is such a thing!) have the greatest rate of growth around age12; for boys, around age 14. Then after this oft noticed "growth spurt" the growth rate slows down but does not stop. The typical girl grows about 2 more inches after she has her first menstrual cycle--however, girls puberty actually begins at the development of breast buds--1-2 years before her menses appear. ...Read more