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How Can I Get Taller
After puberty- can't: 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. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way become taller. ...Read more
You can't: These issues are genetically determined. Unfortunately, if the growth plates in your bones have closed, you will get no taller. Facial hair patterns are also predetermined. ...Read more
Naturally raise HGH: Most men stop growing around age 18- but occ. Some will grow until age 21 or so. Most 17 yo's won't grow more than another inch or so but some have a late growth spurt & grow a few inches. Have a healthy diet & take a good multivitamin- low zinc can limit growth. Try going to sleep by 10 PM. Taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone can also help. See http://bit.Ly/1cyctlq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get taller in height i'm 24 year old & i'm 5'5? How can I get taller in height i'm 24 year old & i'm 5'5?
If : If your growth plates in your long bones have fused, then you are finished growing and no medications or treatments will make you taller. The average age for this in females is 15 to 16 and for males is 18 to 19. If your growth plates are still open it is possible you may still grow a little on your own, but by age 24, most people have stopped growing. Sometimes human growth hormone (hgh) can be used to increase height in young children prior to and around puberty, but makes little difference in height after puberty. Actual hgh is tightly regulated and can only be distributed by physicians - usually endocrinologists, so be wary of any products that claim to contain it. Once you reach adulthood, your height is what it is and short of a gruesome leg-lengthening surgery with immense pain, expense, and complications, there's nothing you can do to actually gain a few inches. There are a few things you can do to make yourself appear taller: - practice good posture - find shoes with thick soles or "lifts" - dress in monochromatic colors, wear vertical stripes and keep your look stream-lined - make sure your clothes fit well - baggy clothes will make you appear smaller. ...Read more
Naturally raise HGH: Most men stop growing around age 18- but occ. some will grow until age 21 or so. Most 17 yo's won't grow more than another inch but some have a late growth spurt and grow a few inches. Follow a healthy diet, take a good multivitamin; low zinc can limit growth. Try going to sleep by 10 pm. Taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone can also help. See http://tinyurl.com/nx5qmvb ...Read more
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
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
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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I was diagnosed with, Constutional Tall Stature. What exactly does this mean? I'm a 37yr old Caucasian male, weight 210lbs.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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