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If my 13 height is 4'9 and now I'm 5'6 16.3 years old, can I grow taller or not and it is possible and it normal?

If my 13 height is 4'9 and now I'm 5'6 16.3 years old, can I grow taller or not and it is possible and it normal?

Hard to say: If you are male, the typical growth spurt is between 13-16. If there are other males in the family that continue their height growth after 18, you may as well. There is nothing you can do to make yourself grow taller. It's mainly genetics. Just work on being healthy- good nutrition, good exercise, and healthy habits. ...Read more

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How to grow taller if I am 16 years old?

How to grow taller if I am 16 years old?

Growth last year?: There is usually some growth in boys at age 16 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 can do to increase the final height. ...Read more

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Could basketball help me grow taller at 19 years old?

Could basketball help me grow taller at 19 years old?

Unlikely to happen: Some kids 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. Most boys stop at 17. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old male and I'm 5'2, how can I grow taller?

I am 16 years old male and I'm 5'2, how can I grow taller?

Patience: Unfortunately, there is no safe/effective way to boost your height. Some drugs can make you grow, but they also cause serious, permanent medical side effects and are not safe or healthy. Anything you may read--like hanging by your legs/arms etc--have not been proven to work. Eat a healthy diet calcium and protein so your body can grow to it's maximum potential. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 16 years old, will I grow taller?

What do you suggest if I am 16 years old, will I grow taller?

Maybe: Growth patterns are related with hormonal changes and with the genetics of your family. There are individuals that achieve their peak growth earlier than 16 and others that still continue to grow after. Your doctor is the best source to tell you that, since he has records of your growth pattern over the years. Also, ask your parents and see when they achieved their permanent hight. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old and my height is 175cm. Can I grow taller?

Sorry, you can't: Assuming you are a healthy 20 year old with normal development, the growth plates in your bones would have fused between 15 to 17 years and that means there is no more height gain after that... ...Read more

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Is there any way I can grow taller if I'm a guy and am 21 years old?

Is there any way I can grow taller if I'm a guy and am 21 years old?

Unlikely: If you are a healthy male who has completed puberty then it is unlikely that you will grow signficantly taller. Maintain good posture to help make the most of your height. If you entered puberty quite late you may still grow. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to grow taller even if I'm already 22 years old?

Is it possible for me to grow taller even if I'm already 22 years old?

No: People have reached their final adult heights and have already stopped growing, by the time they are 22 years old. Only in the extremely rare cases where a person has continued growing each year, from 18-21, might he grow a bit at 22. ...Read more

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My cousin 16 years old what exercise and habit can help. Him grow taller?

My cousin 16 years old what exercise and habit can help. Him grow taller?

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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I am 21 years old male and 5'4 tall. How can I grow taller maybe upto 6'0?

Doubt it: Future growth is dependent on whether the growth centers in your long bones remain open. Most have closed by 18 yo in males. If your family has a history of delayed growth, these may be open and growth possible. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can detect your bone maturity. If the index is consistent with >18, you are done, if 14 you could grow more but this is not realistic. ...Read more

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I'm 17 years old boy with height 154 cm. The question is can I grow taller?

Unlikely to happen: At seventeen your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller. If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth. ...Read more

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Hi please I would like to ask yo how can I grow taller. I am 18 years old?

Hi please I would like to ask yo how can I grow taller. I am 18 years old?

Unlikely to happen: At eighteen your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller. If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist & hand can be analysed for bone maturity & tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I am concerned about my height. Can I still grow taller?

I'm 18 years old and I am concerned about my height. Can I still grow taller?

Platform shoes: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 18 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity. If 18, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches. There are no magic solutions if your growth centers are closed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a man like me to grow taller even if I'm already 22 years old?

Is it possible for a man like me to grow taller even if I'm already 22 years old?

Wishful thinking: Unless the family has a tendency toward late growth, most male growth is done by 17-18. Linear growth continues until the growth centers close, (17-18 in most) some will have slower closure of the centers and continue at a slow pace to 20.An x-ray of the wrist and hand can be assessed for growth centers and determine if growh is still possible. If they are closed, you can't. ...Read more

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My sister is 16 years old this year but she's only 155 cm. Can she grow taller 10 more CM? Thank you

My sister is 16 years old this year but she's only 155 cm. Can she grow taller 10 more CM? Thank you

Unlikely to happen: By 16 most girls are at the end of their linear growth & their growth centers are closing. Your sister is likely to grow only 5-6 cm after starting her periods. If delayed, there may be more time, but if this happened at the normal time she's likely near the end of her growth. An xray of her hand can tell if her growth centers still show more potential. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old make, can I still grow taller! Tips help.! how to know if I am still growing taller?

I am 17 years old make, can I still grow taller! Tips help.! how to know if I am still growing taller?

Maybe: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of a 17 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity. If 17, you are likely done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches. There are no magic solutions if your growth centers r closed. ...Read more

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I'm male 18 years old and im 67.3 inches tall. I want to know is there a chance that I might still grow taller?

I'm male 18 years old and im 67.3 inches tall. I want to know is there a chance that I might still grow taller?

Yes: It is possible that you will continue to grow, although many men do reach their full adult height by age 18. A good 'estimate' of your final predicted adult height is the average of your dad's height in inches and your mom's height in inches + 5 inches. For example, if dad's height is 70 inches and mom's height is 65 inches, then 70 + (65+5)/2 is 70 inches. ...Read more

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My height was the same through out 6 months does this mean I will not grow taller anymore?! I am 17 years old

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

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I am a woman of 22 years old and my height is of 1, 62m. So, I would like to know if it is still possible for me to grow taller. Thank you!

I am a woman of 22 years old and my height is of 1, 62m. So, I would like to know if it is still possible for me to grow taller. Thank you!

No: Linear growth is possible until the growth centers in your long bones close. This occurs in women between 15-17 in most cases. An x-ray of your wrist/hand could identify any open growth centers, but if closed you are finished. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and I am having only 136.5cms hieght. I am short compared to my friends of same age. Will I grow taller more? How can I grow tall?

I am 18 years old and I am having only 136.5cms hieght. I am short compared to my friends of same age. Will I grow taller more? How can I grow tall?

A doctor can check: A doctor can check, because 54" is short. There is little or no growth in boys at age 18 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 can do. ...Read more

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Growing taller dear dr. I am a 20 years old guy and I feel my hight is not satisfy me so im wondering if you could give me any way where I could grow taller for some inches?

Growing taller dear dr. I am a 20 years old guy and I feel my hight is not satisfy me so im wondering if you could give me any way where I could grow taller for some inches?

You could check: Any further height would depend on having open growth centers in your long bones. A single x-ray of your wrist/hand can be examined for open growth centers. If they have closed, like they do for most males by 18, you are done. No meds/exercise/stretches/etc will help you grow taller if the growth centers are closed. ...Read more

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How to grow taller when I 16 years old?

16: Regrettably you are close to your final height. Over the next few years your bones will grow taller. How tall are you now and how tall are your parents and any brothers and sisters? If you are the shortest in the family now would be the time to see your doctor to make sure your growth hormones are OK. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 17 years old and I want to grow taller. What things should I do and not do, to grow.

Hi, I am 17 years old and I want to grow taller. What things should I do and not do, to grow.

Your height: Your height is more dependent upon your genes rather that what you eat or do. Depending upon when puberty started, you are likely near your adult height. ...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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What can be done to grow taller naturally, I am 18 years old?

What can be done to grow taller naturally, I am 18 years old?

Nothing specific: Keep active ; a healthy diet but don't expect to grow taller. At 18 most males growth centers have closed making increased height unlikely. If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. ...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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My age 21 years old...But my hight 4.6 ench. How to grow taller now?

My age 21 years old...But my hight 4.6 ench. How to grow taller now?

Nothing to do...: At 21 yrs old, I image that you have reached full maturity. Generally, the growth plates are closed and full adult height is reached within a couple of yrs of starting your period. See your doctor for an evaluation to determine if you have, indeed, reached your adult height. Take care. ...Read more