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Can I still grow in height at the age of 20 if I start doing stretching exercises? I am 5'6 at the moment
Unlikely: Growth does not depend on stretching, but depends on the growth plates at the ends of the long bones. If the growth plates are fused, no appreciable further growth will occur. If the growth plates have not fused, further growth is possible. Growth plates usually fuse (depending on the bone) at age 15-18. ...Read moreGet help now ›
No: We all lose 2 iches with age as our disc collapse there is no height loss with disc removal you would notice. ...Read moreGet help now ›
You can't: Unfortunately there is not a lot you can do to affect height as this is predominantly in the genes you receive from your parents. The best thing you can do is eat a healthy diet in your youth so that you have the proper nutrients to grow. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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Depends: It depends on other health factors (such as why your baby was early). Some babies have catch up growth and some don't. You won't really know until he is older. For now, your doctor will follow his growth pattern which is really what is important now. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Average: 68", 128lbs. But normal variation is quite wide. If you have questions see your Physician who knows your son, his parents, and his growth history. Don't get hung up on numbers. ...Read moreGet help now ›
No: No, this is a common misconception! if all children had the same percentile for height and weight, there would be no tall skinny, broad muscular, or short heavy kids! growth percentiles are mostly used to predict and track growth over time. ...Read moreGet help now ›
You can't really: Unless you are growing taller than normal due to a hormonal problem. This needs to be evaluated by a doctor and treated if present. Otherwise, you are you, and there is no one else like you. So what if you are tall? Most women in this country would love to be tall. The key to being happy in life is loving what is authentically you, regardless of what the so called "normal" is. Health is wealth. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Just Tall: Your height is at the 95th percentile on growth chart meaning you are just tall and within the normal limits for height. At age 18 yrs you are mostly done with growing & near your maximum adult height. Your weight is not given but important to know. Height is genetically determined. If you have had normal health visits with your doctor, there is no need for concern. Tallness is a nice trait too! ...Read moreGet help now ›
Unusual request: Most want couple inches longer than they are , technically is possible to shorten by cutting off 2 " of your long bones of both legs . First very few orthopedic surgeons are willing to do second very few centers will promote this kind of service ...Read moreGet help now ›
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