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Growing Taller After 20
Depends: Linear growth depends on growth centers in the long bones. Puberty accelerates and then ends growth by closing the growth plates. If you entered puberty at the average time you usually finish growth by 17-18.If late, and bone centers (xray of hand) are more consistent with a 15 yo you might grow in your 20's.If the growth centers are closed, you are done.If you have not grown in a year, U are. ...Read more
Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.
Is full compensatory/catch up growth possible after late puberty? How about at age 20 if growth plates are open until 23.
Why don't girls grow taller than guys?does the production of growth hormone decreases after menarche?can i still grow taller if i reduce wt.?girl, 20
Genetics/no: Girls can expect 2.5 inches (5cm) of additional height after menarche. Menarche influence the hormonal closure of the growth centers, and once closed, no further growth is possible. Males hit their growth spurt later and generally finish linear growth at a later age. Their pre-programmed growth pattern (genes) make them taller. ...Read more
Nature: Your numbers are off a bit.Most women stop at 16-17 and men at 17-18 as a response to the hormones that drive puberty.These hormones tell the growth centers to finish and solidify in preparation for adult life. The growth centers are a weaker bone feature that are subject to greater risk of injury, once closed, the weakness is gone as is the potential for more linear growth. ...Read more
Are there rare instances (not acromegaly)where adults stopped growing in early 20s but started growing taller again sev inches 15 yrs later?Poss cause
That does not happen: That does not happen in real life, meaning a middle-aged adult does not grow taller if having excess growth hormone. She will get acromegaly instead of growing taller. Of course, there may be stories of middle-aged adults growing taller on the internet, but that's the internet world. ...Read more
Read Taylor swift is still growing taller @ 25. Thought girls didn't grow that late. What causes that & could I still grow after 25 if got period @ 13?
Not a chance : Everything your read about Taylor Swift on the internet is not fact! You are correct, girls growth slows after your period stops then ceases in that following year. ...Read more
Hard to say: Generally, a girl can expect 2.5 inches of additional linear growth after first menses. Usually this comes in the year following the first cycle. It slows considerably and stops as the hormonal effect regulating menses continues.In theory one could grow slowly for a while longer but not much. ...Read more
Suppose if someone's body produce significant amount of HGH after after his/her growth plates are fused, will he/she grow taller?
Impossible: Nope. That would be impossible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.Most boys growth centers fuse at 17. When they have fused, you are done. ...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
What's disease called where a person reaches their adult height after puberty but height suddenly starts growing noticeably again 10-20 yrs. later?
? Acromegaly: need to be checked asap! Good luck ...Read more
Height and age: 25 for males and 21 for females on the average. ...Read more
Can excessive GH minus acromegaly cause growth plates to slow or reopen in adults causing height to stop growing & then restart again 12 yrs later?
Confusing!: Truly excessive GH is a rare condition with causes rapid growth if your growth plates are still open (generally younger than age 16) and acromegaly if you are an adult and growth plates are closed. There is no chance that excessive GH would cause your closed growth plates to reopen but I may have misinterpreted your question. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: At 18 the growth centers have likely closed so no more linear growth is expected.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. A bone maturity more consistent with 14 would leave some room for growth. ...Read more
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