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Doctor insights on: How To Maintain My Growth Spurt During Puberty And Grow Taller

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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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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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How to prolong the growth spurt during puberty and make a very short child end up taller?

How to prolong the growth spurt during puberty and make a very short child end up taller?

Hormone antagonist: Sothere is a special hormone antagonist used to delay puberty. As a result, in boys, the growth plates are prevented from closing, growth progresses and this process provides more inches to the boy's height. Please consult an endocrinologist for this purpose. ...Read more

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I'm 16yrs and 166 tall im asian male I hit puberty around 14 and had a growth spurt since last year I have only grown an inch or less will I grow more

I'm 16yrs and 166 tall im asian male I hit puberty around 14 and had a growth spurt since last year I have only grown an inch or less will I grow more

Not much more: You seem to be in late puberty and your growth has slowed in the past year which is normal. My best guess is that you will grow perhaps another 1/2 inch and there is nothing that would help you grow more since your growth plates are closing ...Read more

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Do boys that have early growth spurt tend to grow taller then boys that are late bloomers as an outcome?

Do boys that have early growth spurt tend to grow taller then boys that are late bloomers as an outcome?

Can do opposite: The final height is based on genetic factors and modified by your health.Proper diet, rest and exercise aids it while the opposite can hurt. The hormones that trigger puberty also signal the growth spurt and final closure of the growth centers.Some that enter puberty early will finish/stop sooner.An x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify any remaining growth potential. ...Read more

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Can you still grow taller or have a growth spurt after 18 as a male ?

Can you still grow taller or have a growth spurt after 18 as  a male ?

Depends on your : Stage of puberty. If adult stage v, you may grow 1-2" more, at most. ...Read more

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How to gain weight and grow taller at the same time if you are past your growth spurt age?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that gaining weight faster after your age of growth spurt will make you grow faster. It will make you get overweight. The only way to know if you have growth potential is by getting an x ray of your left hand, called bone age. Growth hormone is indicated under certain circumstances. ...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?

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 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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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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Does everyone get a growth spurt during puberty?

Does everyone get a growth spurt during puberty?

Yes: Growth spurt is a part of pubertal events. In girls, growth spurt precedes menstruation by 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Do some guys only have one growth spurt during puberty or does everyone have multiple?

Continuous: Once kids enter puberty growth rate continues to increase and eventually slows down toward the end of growth. Rate of growth doesn't slow down and speed up during the pubertal growth spurt. ...Read more

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Didn't get my catch up growth spurt during puberty, i was a late bloomer, is it too late? I'm 5f8 my dad's 5f9 and mom 5f5, i used to smoke hookah too

You are normal: Your height is both normal and most likely exactly what your genetics intended given your family history. At 22 there will be no more growing. ...Read more

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Does having a late puberty growth spurt make you taller?

Does having a late puberty growth spurt make you taller?

No: Some people will experince constitutional growth delay, late onset of puberty. But, they will obtain their normal adult height, which is influenced by parental height. ...Read more

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Will I ever hit my growth spurt? I'm already done with puberty and I haven't grown taller.

Will I ever hit my growth spurt? I'm already done with puberty and I haven't grown taller.

Platform shoes: At a listed age of 44, there is no way to "grow" taller.If you are asking for someone else,the growth centers that determine linear growth close after adolescence, at 16-17 in most females and 18 in most males.After closure, you can not grow taller. ...Read more

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5'6.5 right now, almost 18 yrs, but hit puberty at age 15-16 and hit my growth spurt in the past year. Have a twin whose 5'7.5. Will i still grow more?

Probably: Since you had a growth spurt last year, chances are that you'll still grow a little more. Check your growth chart at your doctor next time you see him/her, you can estimate how much more you might grow. The important thing is to be content with your height, no matter how tall or short. It's who you are and how you live your life that is important in the long run. Don't worry about something you have no control of. ...Read more