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Doctor insights on: Growing Tall After 25

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What are the signs of tall stature?

What are the signs of tall stature?

Pediatrician: Tall stature is defined when someone is at least at the 95% for age and gender on pediatric growth charts. A pediatrician plots annual growth points on growth charts. ...Read more

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What kind of food that may support vertical growth (tallness) in a person.

What kind of food that may support vertical growth (tallness) in a person.

Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep ; and remaining physically active.Nothing you eat or drink will add inches to their final height. You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll.At a listed age of 20, your growth centers are likely closed and you are finished growing taller. ...Read more

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What does having a tall stature mean?

What does having a tall stature mean?

Relative term: Most use the term tall stature when discussing the height of kids/adults in the top 10% of the population for their respective gender and age. Some limit the term to a narrower group in the top 5 or 3%. For example, a 6 foot 1 inch male adult would be included if the top 10% were uses but would need to be 6'2" to be in the top 5% or 6'3" to be a top 3%. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tall stature?

Above the 90%: Tall is a subjective number, but most people would agree that two standard deviations above average or above the 90th percentile would be consistered tall, but height charts and averages vary with different populations. For WHO growth charts, 90% for men is 72.5 inches and women is 67.75 inches. ...Read more

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Would you consider female with a height of 5'6" inches to be of a tall stature?

Would you consider female with a height of 5'6" inches to be of a tall stature?

Yes: I would consider this a female of tall stature, because I am of below average height. Statistically, this is just slightly taller than average height. ...Read more

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I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?

I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?

By adolescence: Hi. The tallness is noticed by adolescence. The height increase only occurs in females with 47, XXX until the growth plates in the long bones fuse (which occurs relatively later in 47, XXX females than in 46, XX). Once the growth plates are fused, there is no increase in linear height. ...Read more

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Is Marfans discovered @ an early age w/ symptoms seen early or can abnormal tallness come about later in life like almost 2 decades after puberty ends?

Is Marfans discovered @ an early age w/ symptoms seen early or can abnormal tallness come about later in life like almost 2 decades after puberty ends?

May be later: You are born with the condition but manifestations may vary. Diagnosis may not be made till adulthood or not until a serious complication occurs. See this review:http://www.uptodate.com/contents/marfan-syndrome-the-basics?source=search_result&search=marfan+syndrome&selectedTitle=1%7E105 ...Read more

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Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Yes, it is possible!: Typically long legs & large feet go with tall stature (like puppies with big paws) but not 100% of t he time. I do have a few patients with big feet who aren't tall. When the shoe size gets larger than 13, it becomes harder to find shoes in stores and you often have to search on-line & can be more expensive, hopefully they don't grow too large! ...Read more

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Can we grow taller after turning 25?

Can we grow taller after turning 25?

Unlikely to happen: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist ; hand can yield a bone maturity. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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I'am 25 now, is it possible for me to grow taller now?

I'am 25 now, is it possible for me to grow taller now?

Unlikely to happen: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist & hand can yield a bone maturity. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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I read online 1 in every 200 people grow taller after age 25. Is that true also for those after age 30? 35-40? What makes that happen so late in life?

I read online 1 in every 200 people grow taller after age 25. Is that true also for those after age 30? 35-40? What makes that happen so late in life?

Don't count on it: Linear growth ends when the growth centers close toward the end of puberty.For most males this is 17.For those who enter puberty late, they may finish late, but it is rare after 20. An X-ray of your wrist/hand can identify open growth centers.If closed, no more growth is possible. There is a lot of silliness posted on the net, consumer beware. ...Read more

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How i can stop growing taller?

How i can stop growing taller?

You are close: There is no safe way to stop growing taller. You are almost at the age when your bones fuse and at this stage you will not grow any taller. ...Read more

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What's the best way too grow tall?

Genetics determine: height and at 25 your growth plates are sealed and you are done growing in height. ...Read more

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Could i guys think ill grow any taller?

Could i guys think ill grow any taller?

Not sure of your: Age. If you have completed puberty - then you will not continue to grow taller. ...Read more

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Is their any way to grow tall after 21?

Is their any way to grow tall after 21?

No: Short of (extreme) surgery, it's very unlikely for most men & women to gain any height during their college years as maximal height is typically reached in teens. But if you want proof, ask your Family Doc for bone age xrays. If your bones are fused (which they should be by 21yo), then nothing's gonna make you grow taller, certainly no dietary supplements, not even growth hormone. ...Read more