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How can I stop myself from growing taller? What is the age for girls to stop growing taller? Is it possible to grow taller after puberty?

How can I stop myself from growing taller? What is the age for girls to stop growing taller? Is it possible to grow taller after puberty?

2 in after periods: Most girls will grow about 2 inches after the start of their periods. This is usually around the age of 14 1/2 to 15. At 27 you should have finished your linear growth years ago. Although once it was commonplace for tall girls to receive high doses of estrogen to limit their growth, it is now uncommonly done because of known and theoretical side effects of therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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Is it possible to grow taller after puberty? I'm 23 year old nd I stopped growing at the age of 15.Is there any exercise so that I can grow 2 inches

Is it possible to grow taller after puberty? I'm 23 year old nd I stopped growing at the age of 15.Is there any exercise so that I can grow 2 inches

Growing taller: Once your growth plates have closed off in your bones you will stop growing. There is not drug to change this. Growth hormone can only be used to increase height while the growth plates are still open. ...Read more

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How to grow taller after puberty. I am 19 years old and my height is 4.10"Please please please help me because it is very important for my job.

How to grow taller after puberty. I am 19 years old and my height is 4.10"Please please please help me because it is very important for my job.

High heals: You need to get comfortable being short. Girls grow about 3 inches after first menses and stop, most finishing growth by age 17.Once your hormones close your growth centers you can't grow taller. If your boss wants you to grow taller, you need to find a new type of work. ...Read more

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Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.

Can girls still grow taller after puberty? Heard that some girls still increase height after 20 yr old.

More to come, likely: Most people continue to grow through their mid to late adolescence, and some can continue to grow into their early 20's, but the is unusual. Likely you have a ways to go still before you stop growing. ...Read more

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How to grow taller during puberty?

How to grow taller during puberty?

Healthy living: Staying lean or not gaining to much weight helps maximize the length growth spurt during puberty. Getting plenty of rest help as well because growth hormone is secreted mostly at night. Eating a balanced diet that include adequate protein helps as well. Staying active may help as well. Here is to your healthy living! The good habits will help you all your life. ...Read more

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How to grow taller faster during puberty?

How to grow taller faster during puberty?

Exercise, eat, sleep: 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 can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more

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What can be done to grow taller during puberty?

What can be done to grow taller during puberty?

HEALTHY DIET: Adult height is determined largely by genetics. If your parents are short it is unlikely one wll be 6'0" tall unless there are other members of the family that are tall...Healthy diet and regular exercise (not overdoing) can help promote good growth.
I have also had great success with chinese medicine as it helps balance the body and can promote growth. Fresh veggies, fruits, no sodas also help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to grow taller using specific methods? I'm asking for a friend who is still in puberty (15)

Is it possible to grow taller using specific methods? I'm asking for a friend who is still in puberty (15)

Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physiclly active. Nothing you eat or drink will add inches & normal kids who get hormone injections just get to their final height quicker, it would not add to final height. You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll. ...Read more

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Does jogging and swimming help you to grow taller during puberty?

Does jogging and swimming help you to grow taller during puberty?

No: Swimming and jogging can make you stronger through these years but not taller... Best of luck! ...Read more

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I m a girl of 19 yrs. And m of 5.1 feet... is it possible to grow taller if I do regular workouts even at the age of 19? growing taller after puberty?

I m a girl of 19 yrs. And m of 5.1 feet... is it possible to grow taller if I do regular workouts even at the age of 19? growing taller after puberty?

Growth after puberty: If your growth plates have closed on your long bones, you will not grown any taller. Exercise to improve posture may help to make you appear taller, however. ...Read more

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What are tips for 14 girls years old girls to grow taller faster?

What are tips for 14 girls years old girls to grow taller faster?

Stay healthy: Most 14-year-old girls have already gone through their growth spurt and will not grow much taller. In general, girls have their growth spurt just prior to the onset of their periods and grow about 2 inches more after the start of their menstrual cycles. In general the things that will help the most with linear growth during childhood are maintaining a healthy weight for height, getting enough sleep at night, and taking good care of any chronic diseases. ...Read more

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What is the reasonable height for a 17 year old How tall will I be lf I am 5 7 and a half weighing 166 Will I grow taller than my mom or dad or both What are some tips/remedies to grow taller Will I be taller than the girls in my class because I'm not

What is the reasonable height for a 17 year old How tall will I be lf I am 5 7 and a half weighing 166 Will I grow taller than my mom or dad or both What are some tips/remedies to grow taller Will I be taller than the girls in my class because I'm not

You R likely done: Most males stop growing taller at 17 & expected height is their parental average plus 2.5 inches. The best aid for growth is an active lifestyle, proper rest & a healthy diet. Don't expect anyone to grow taller than their genetic potential. If you want to know if you can grow more, an x-ray of the wrist/ hand can be analysed for bone maturity. If the growth centers are closed you are done ...Read more

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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)?

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

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How can I grow taller after puberty?

How can I grow taller after puberty?

You don't: The same hormonal changes that trigger puberty also signal the growth centers of long bones to close. Once they close, they do not re-open and no additional natural growth is possible. If you have lots of cash, ready to handle lots of pain and a year or two to waste, there are surgical procedures in some countries that could lengthen your leg bones. ...Read more

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Recent studies have found from doctors that you can grow taller after puberty with the stretching of the spine, what do u doctors think?

Recent studies have found from doctors that you can grow taller after puberty with the stretching of the spine, what do u doctors think?

Improved posture: Working on posture can make someone look taller, but it can't actually make someone anatomically taller. Growth has to happen for height to increase. Growth plates in bone are fused by late teens by pubertal hormones which is when growth stops. Any effect from spine stretching would be postural. Please be careful about spine manipulation because of potential risk of injury. ...Read more

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How can I grow taller in puberty?

How can I grow taller in puberty?

Not specifically: In puberty, growth centers have some potential for more growth and simple measures help the best. Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but special diets or exercises will not make you grow taller than their genetic potential. If you want to know how much longer they have to grow, an x-ray of the wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity. ...Read more

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At 19 years old when might I hit puberty and grow taller?

At 19 years old when might I hit puberty and grow taller?

Consultation time: If you are really 19 and have had no signs of puberty it is time for a thorough evaluation. I'll assume you have had little contact with doctors or this would have been started already. A pediatric endocrinologist would be where I would send you after initial lab and x-rays. ...Read more

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Is it true caffeine can stimulate GH & make person grow taller at any age, even adults way past puberty? Is it even more true if u consume it @ night?

Is it true caffeine can stimulate GH & make person grow taller at any age, even adults way past puberty? Is it even more true if u consume it @ night?

Sorry, but no.: By the end of puberty, growth plates of the long bones close. Once closed, further growth in height does not occur. Then you have to deal with what you got from genetics + environment. ...Read more

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How can I grow taller in late puberty?

How can I grow taller in late puberty?

Grow taller: Height is genetically determined, but getting enough sleep and eating properly helps ...Read more

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Will I grow taller if I'm done with puberty?

Define done!: People do not grow taller after their growth centers close. This is usually at 16 for girls and 18 or so for males. ...Read more

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Why do children grow taller during puberty?

Why do children grow taller during puberty?

Increased Hormones: Puberty is caused by hormonal changes that occur as children grown from 10-20 years of age. Hormones, especially androgens (testosterone () cause bones to grow during this time which makes you grow taller (growth spurt) ...Read more

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How can I grow taller naturally during puberty?

Rest and eating well: To reach your maximum height in life it is essential to eat a full, nutritious diet and get plenty of exercise and rest. Your genetics will then be the deciding factor. ...Read more

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How can 14 year girl grow taller before puberty?

How can 14 year girl grow taller before puberty?

Probably done: Most 14 year old girls are starting to fuse their growth plates and are at the end of puberty. If she hasn't had breast development yet, then she needs to see a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How to maintain my growth spurt during puberty and grow taller?

How to maintain my growth spurt during puberty and grow taller?

Not specifically: In puberty, the growth centers determine potential for more growth and simple measures help the best. Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise. Special diets or exercises will not make anyone grow taller than their genetic potential. If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of the wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity/growth potential. ...Read more

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If I developed everything during puberty except menstruation even at 17, can I still grow taller?

If I developed everything during puberty except menstruation even at 17, can I still grow taller?

Not likely: If you are fully developed at this point I do not think that you will be taller. I would follow with your pediatrician and/or gynecologist to find out why you have not menstruated at this point in your life/development. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to grow taller after 30?

Is it possible to grow taller after 30?

No: Females are generally done at 16-17 and males 17-18.At 30, you are long past finished, and no hormone will change the status of your growth centers. ...Read more

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Is it possible to grow taller after 18?

Is it possible to grow taller after 18?

Sometimes: There are "late bloomers" or those who grow later than some. It all depends on whether your growth centers are still open. Your wrist/hand has many growth centers & an x-ray can be compared to standards. If your x-ray shows open growth plated you may grow taller. A study showing a bone maturity similar to most 14 yo would have several inches of potential while a study similar to most 18yo-not ...Read more

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How to grow taller after 17 I am desperate for it?

Unfortunately: Nothing. The epiphyseal plates fuse at about the age of 25 years. So theoretically you can still grow. But most people have little or no growth after 17 years. Do not be desperate good things also come in short packages ...Read more

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Can you continue to grow taller after you're turned 19? I'm a male. And does consuming a lot of calcium trigger growth in bones or not?

Can you continue to grow taller after you're turned 19? I'm a male. And does consuming a lot of calcium trigger growth in bones or not?

Unlikely: Calcium doesn't trigger bone growth but it's essential to mineralize bone. Most boys are done growing by 17 and girls by 16. Once growth plates close, they can't be reopened. ...Read more

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Would Marfans cause 38 YO to grow taller after yrs of no change? No other symptoms-healthy heart, no curved chest or high palate; slightly nearsighted

Would Marfans cause 38 YO to grow taller after yrs of no change? No other symptoms-healthy heart, no curved chest or high palate; slightly nearsighted

No: After the bony growth plates have closed, would usually occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood, further change in height should not occur, even in Marfan's syndrome. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to grow taller?

What can I do to grow taller?

Healthy diet: Height is partially genetically determined, but a healthy diet with enough protein does seem to maximize genetically determined height potential. ...Read more

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How to grow taller faster naturally?

How to grow taller faster naturally?

Female 96?: If you are indeed 96 years old you are more than likely to get shorter.
Are you really 96 or is this a typographic error? ...Read more

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What the best exercises to grow taller?

What the best exercises to grow taller?

Our height is: Pretty much predetermined by genetics. At age 21 years old you should have already reached your adult height. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to grow taller at age of 22?

Is it normal to grow taller at age of 22?

No: Most males finish growing at 17-18.If they entered puberty late, and have open growth centers are still open later, you can grow into your early 20's. If you have not grown or not more than 1/2 inch in the past year, consider yourself done. ...Read more

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Trying to grow taller at 15, what can help?

Trying to grow taller at 15, what can help?

Exercise, eat, sleep: 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 can do to increase height. ...Read more

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Can there be any natural way to grow taller?

Can there be any natural way to grow taller?

Not at your age: Rich folks inject their young teenaged sons with growth hormone to add inches. Once the growth plates in the bones have closed, only barbaric surgeries available in some dark corners of the world can add height. Michael j fox & steve mcqueen were both under 5'6" -- who even knows that? And in both men and women, physical fitness (definition & bulk in a man) trumps height. Best wishes. ...Read more