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How To Determine Your Height
Tables: There are specific tables and there is body type to be considered. ...Read more
Hi Im 17 and 5'9 and I have a 6'2 wingspan/armspan, Can i still grow? because some told me that wingspan will determine your final height Thanks
Maybe: Jose you may still grow some more for a few more years. The best way to tell is by looking at your bone age and certain growth parameters in your blood. For that you need to go to your pediatrician. Also your past growth velocity will help to determine your final height. Your pediatrician again should be able to help with that. In any case 5'9" is a good height. Eat healthy&stay active. ...Read more
Do some math: Body mass index is calculated by taking one's weight in kilograms and dividing it by height in meters and then dividing by height again. There are many online calculators available to do the math for you. If you are an adult, a bmi of 25-29 kg per meter squared is overweight and one of > 30 is obese. <18.5 is underweight. For children what is a healthy bmi changes with age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One of factor determine height is if you enter puberty early you will grow less in height as expected.Is this entering puberty in our own control?
NO: No we can't control when we enter puberty. Most girls start puberty about age ten, but it is normal at age eight. People who are malnourished or who exercise intensely may enter puberty later. A healthy average person has no control over when they enter puberty. If it looks like the girl child is not going to grow above 5 feet (growth charts) the pediatrician will refer to an endocrinologist. ...Read more
No doctors have been able to determine reason for height growth spurts (couple inches total) at near-& post-40 YO. No other symptoms present. Any idea?
Seems unlikely: Except in very rare cases, growth stops by age 19 because growth plates have fused. So to grow when you are more than 20 years older would be extremely unlikely. Even growth hormone producing tumors which are very very rare and may give you coarse facial features but no extra growth ...Read more
How much percentage height growth is determine by genetics, family history. If a child is not malnutrition and take normal nutrition is ok for growth?
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