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How Tall Can You Grow In A Month
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. Thank-you!
It is: The same as familial tall stature. You likely come from a tall family. Not bad. All the best. ...Read more
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
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
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
I'm currently 18 and 4 months and I'm 5ft 10. I'm trying to grow a bit taller as my dad is 6ft 3 and a half and mom is 5ft 7. is it possible for me?
Endocrinologist: If your growth plates haven't closed yet, there are some treatment options that you could discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more
You probably can't:
Most girls stop growing 2-3 years after they start menstruating. At that time the growth plates of the bones close and it is impossible to grow any taller. Almost all females stop growing at age 14-15.
So you need to accept that at 17 you are full-grown. Your current height is as tall as you will be. ...Read more
18 and almost 19 (in four months), can I grow taller, my brother, 5 years younger to me is almost my height (165 cms)?
May be too late but:
I am sorry to tell you that most men stop growing around age 18- but occasionally some will grow until age 21 or so. Taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone might help, but if your growth plates have closed (like most 18 yo's) then you've reached your max.
See "http://www. Thebodywellusa. Com/blog/dr-mike-carraghers-top-10-ways-to-increase-your-human-growth-hormone-hgh-levels". ...Read more
Yes: Some boys have stopped growing at 16, others as late as 26. Ask his physician for a projection. ...Read more
Muscle maybe: 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
My height was the same through out 6 months does this mean I will not grow taller anymore?! I am 17 years old
Likely done: Most males finish growing taller at 16-17. A single x-ray of your wrist/hand can be studied for open growth centers. If they are closed or almost closed you are done. If you had growth centers like an average 15 yo you might get another inch or two. ...Read more
My son is 12 and 5'11.Hes always been tall and seemed to grow taller almost every month. But now he's been 5'11 for a while. Is he done growing?
Is there any grow taller devices? Is it really help to gain 5-7 CM in 3-6 months? Is it has any side effects? Help please help I need a help
No: There are no "grow taller" devices. However, there are "look taller" clothes and shoes. ...Read more
Hi, I'm turning 17 next month and I'm about 5'8-5'9 tall. I noticed that I'm not growing fast since I was 15, Do I have a chance to grow more?
YES: You may continue growing through 18-19 years of age. ...Read more
My daughter is 14 years old. She started her periods last month. She is only 148.5cm tall. Will she grow taller?
Time will tell:
Time will give you a better answer that we are able to with the information available to us.
Your DR will be able to tell--if your bone growth is done, then she will not get taller. ...Read more
I'm 20 years and 3 months old male, can I still grow taller? My current height is 5'11 and I haven't grown since 16, my father is 6'1 and my bro 6'2
Went to endo a few months ago she said I can't grow taller anymore but these past few days people tell me and my mom I look taller. How did that occur?
Change in posture?: The endocrinologist is correct. Women are unable to grow after their growth plates close, which is 2-3 years after the start of menstruation. However, standing up more straight instead of slouching can make you look significantly taller so I am guessing your posture has improved (or perhaps you got platform shoes!). If you actually measure your height it is very unlikely it has increased. ...Read more
I weight more than 75kg and just 5 ft. What should I do to lose some of those kilos and to grow taller for 2 months if I'm not allowed heavy exercise?
Grow taller for 2mo?: Time to go see your family doctor. Too many missing details. Why aren't you allowed "heavy exercise"? Why do you want "to grow taller for 2 months"? Not much you can do to affect your height besides eat right & choose your parents carefully. Your height is typically based to a great deal upon your parents. Your weight, however, is under your control. 3, 500 kcal = 1 pound. Eat less & exercise more. ...Read more
My daughter will be sixteen in two month and she is only 4 foot eleven, she wants to be taller, do you think she will still grow a couple more inches.
My son is now 14 years and 8 months and 167.5cm. He's predicted to grow to 170cm. Hormone is suggested to help him grow taller. Is it effective? If so, how much weight can be increased? Are there any side effects?
5.5 feet is normal: There should be growth in boys at age 14 years. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor should do to increase the final height of a normal child. ...Read more
I turned 16 a few months ago, my height is 5.10 and I only recently passed my father will I grow any taller? (My mother is Average height)
Any growth last yr.?: If there was some growth in the past 6-12 months, then there should still be some growing left. If no growth in the past year, then growth has finished. One's pediatrician tracks annual heights on the growth chart. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. ...Read more