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Doctor insights on: How To Prolong The Growth Spurt During Puberty And Make A Very Short Child End Up Taller

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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

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 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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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?

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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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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I didn't have a growth spurt during my puberty?

Growth spurt: You may not have had an overt growth spurt but it would be important to kwon how tall you are and how tall are your parents. ...Read more

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Can not having a pubertal growth spurt prolong the time it takes to reach adult height?

Can not having a pubertal growth spurt prolong the time it takes to reach adult height?

Yes: According to your inheritance, your ultimate height is determined by the timing of closure of your bones growth plates. The longer to growth spurt, the longer until plates close, the taller you get. ...Read more

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I'm a 19-year-old male, 5'6" with a short spine. Dad is 5'11" mom is 5'2" I have an inseam of 33", same as dad, who is normal. Never had the pubertal growth spurt. Can I have a growth spurt in my spine?

I'm a 19-year-old male, 5'6" with a short spine. Dad is 5'11" mom is 5'2" I have an inseam of 33", same as dad, who is normal. Never had the pubertal growth spurt. Can I have a growth spurt in my spine?

Very unlikely 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 19 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

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What are the signs of a growth spurt for males after puberty?

Growth: After puberty a male has more hair, grows taller and has more musculature. ...Read more

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When do people generally hit puberty and have a growth spurt?

When do people generally hit puberty and have a growth spurt?

Puberty: Puberty can begin at an early or later age.
More importantly the pediatrician should be keeping — and sharing with you — growth curves for height and weight.

It is important for you to know whether the child is in the middle, above, or below the usual value.

You can find "Growth Curves" on the internet. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you hit puberty? How do you know when you hit your growth spurt?

How can you tell if you hit puberty? How do you know when you hit your growth spurt?

Aha! That famous ?: It really depends on gender and other variables! Some are "early birds"... Developing early ... Breast budding, facial and armpit hair showing early while your classmates are "late bloomers" ... Short scrawny kids that develop after 15 yrs or later! Lots of changes, liking opposite sex, voice cracking. Needing to spray tons of axe perfume in guys ;) & make-ups in girls too! Enjoy life! ...Read more

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I'm almost 18 right now, but I'm a late bloomer and hit puberty at age 15-16. I think I just hit my growth spurt in the past year. Will I grow more?

I'm almost 18 right now, but I'm a late bloomer and hit puberty at age 15-16. I think I just hit my growth spurt in the past year. Will I grow more?

Unlikely to happen: Some kids (late bloomers) continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist/ hand can yield a bone maturity. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. If not, healthy nutrition, rest and exercise maximise growth ...Read more

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Is it possible to be having a growth spurt at age 15 (girl) if puberty started late?

YES: Growth is a variable process during the transition of puberty. Late bloomers will usually finish their linear growth later than those who start early, but for girls there are some predictable markers. Menses is expected by 2-3 years after breast buds emerge and the hormones that support these markers also signal the bones to do their final growth. Expect an average of 2.5 inches after 1st menses. ...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

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18 and never had a growth spurt is this normal? Same height from age 12 to now. Boobs still the same from when I first had them. Puberty at age 11.

After menarche, the : First period, a girl may grow another 2-3 inches. Your growth spurt happened before menarche. You're an adult, in medical terms. Request that your pediatrician send your records, including all growth charts to your new doctor for your visit. If there is a question about your having typical sexual maturation, you may be referred to an endocrinologist &/or have blood tests, both generic & hormonal. ...Read more

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Can eating good and more and weight lifting speed up puberty and growth spurt?

Not necessarily: Bad nutrition and lack of exercise can impair growth, while good nutrition and moderate exercise permits you to grow to your potential height. Extra weight lifting may increase muscle mass but it will not increase the rate of puberty or final height. Performance enhancing supplements have no benefit either, except to give you extra acne and similar side effects. ...Read more

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How to regain growth spurt? I didn't excercize or ate well at puberty (mom passed away) and smoked hookah daily, which of the above can stunt growth?

At maximum height: At 22, it is likely that you have finished growing + have reached your maximum height. It is hard to say if reached your height potential without knowing your height or the height of your parents. If you are experiencing extended grief (longer than 6 months), are having difficulty with exercise and eating and think are hooked on the hookah- it may be wise to talk with your doctor about depression. ...Read more

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Is it possible for orthodontists to tell, by your teeth structure and size, when you will start your puberty growth spurt?

Other signs: Not structure and size, but timing of eruption. Actually, it's the other way around. Skeletal changes usually proceed dental changes. We expect to see specific changes in the dentition based on what we see as far as crank-facial maturation is concerned. Remember that the incisors and 6 year molars actually start to develop before birth, and the size of all teeth as determined before they erupt. ...Read more

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Can delay puberty stunt a teenager's growth? I started puberty late and never get a catch up growth spurt like my peers... Any connection to smoking?

Can delay puberty stunt a teenager's growth? I started puberty late and never get a catch up growth spurt like my peers... Any connection to smoking?

Smoking is bad: While delayed puberty is usually associated with a taller stature (testosterone closes the bone's growth plates), smoking is associated with stunted growth. Studies have shown smoking can decrease your height by 1in or more. Smoking can also prevent the proper growth of your lungs and causes chronic changes that can cause COPD and increase your risk of lung cancer. ...Read more

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4 yr. old girl with underarm odor. No other signs of puberty or growth spurt. Checked by ped. What could cause this? Thank you!

4 yr. old girl with underarm odor. No other signs of puberty or growth spurt. Checked by ped. What could cause this? Thank you!

Axillary odor: This can occur due to release of pheromones, hormones that increase due to natural sweating. Some
have this more than others in their family history too.
Keep dry with baby powder and pat dry as indicated. This may reoccur in puberty as well. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more