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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What are the signs of tall stature?

What are the signs of tall stature?

Pediatrician: Tall stature is defined when someone is at least at the 95% for age and gender on pediatric growth charts. A pediatrician plots annual growth points on growth charts. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What kind of food that may support vertical growth (tallness) in a person.

What kind of food that may support vertical growth (tallness) in a person.

Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep ; and remaining physically active.Nothing you eat or drink will add inches to their final height. You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll.At a listed age of 20, your growth centers are likely closed and you are finished growing taller. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What does having a tall stature mean?

What does having a tall stature mean?

Relative term: Most use the term tall stature when discussing the height of kids/adults in the top 10% of the population for their respective gender and age. Some limit the term to a narrower group in the top 5 or 3%. For example, a 6 foot 1 inch male adult would be included if the top 10% were uses but would need to be 6'2" to be in the top 5% or 6'3" to be a top 3%. ...Read more

Dr. Clarene Cress Dr. Cress
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Tall stature?

Above the 90%: Tall is a subjective number, but most people would agree that two standard deviations above average or above the 90th percentile would be consistered tall, but height charts and averages vary with different populations. For WHO growth charts, 90% for men is 72.5 inches and women is 67.75 inches. ...Read more

Dr. SAMAR GUPTA Dr. GUPTA
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Dr. Christine Hom Dr. Hom
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Would you consider female with a height of 5'6" inches to be of a tall stature?

Would you consider female with a height of 5'6" inches to be of a tall stature?

Yes: I would consider this a female of tall stature, because I am of below average height. Statistically, this is just slightly taller than average height. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Donald Steinmuller Dr. Steinmuller
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
29 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Is Marfans discovered @ an early age w/ symptoms seen early or can abnormal tallness come about later in life like almost 2 decades after puberty ends?

Is Marfans discovered @ an early age w/ symptoms seen early or can abnormal tallness come about later in life like almost 2 decades after puberty ends?

May be later: You are born with the condition but manifestations may vary. Diagnosis may not be made till adulthood or not until a serious complication occurs. See this review:http://www.uptodate.com/contents/marfan-syndrome-the-basics?source=search_result&search=marfan+syndrome&selectedTitle=1%7E105 ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Silver Dr. Silver
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Yes, it is possible!: Typically long legs & large feet go with tall stature (like puppies with big paws) but not 100% of t he time. I do have a few patients with big feet who aren't tall. When the shoe size gets larger than 13, it becomes harder to find shoes in stores and you often have to search on-line & can be more expensive, hopefully they don't grow too large! ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How can I make my future child taller than i am?

How can I make my future child taller than i am?

Hard to say: You do not list your gender.The expected height of your offspring is the average of both parents height plus 2.5 inches for boys and minus 2.5 inches for girls. The general answer for your question is the taller the spouse, the taller the kids. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Will good food help kids grow taller?

Will good food help kids grow taller?

Good nutrition basic: While there are no special foods that make you grow taller, poor nutrition and dietary deficiencies can prevent a child from achieving their potential. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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What a children of 14 years can do to become tall and muscled at once?

What a children of 14 years can do to become tall and muscled at once?

Nothing: Except eating healthy diet and exercising, your height is genetically determined, if you feel that you are extremely shorter than your peers or not getting taller at all for a year or two, see your pediatrician/pediatric endocrinologist for assessment, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Richard Pollard Dr. Pollard
Anesthesiology
26 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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How come modern children grow taller and develop faster than children before?

How come modern children grow taller and develop faster than children before?

Several reasons: This could be because of several reasons, the most obvious if that of greatly improved nutrition for children as compared to even that of fifty years ago. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Bergman Dr. Bergman
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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My child is 4 years old and 42 inches tall. What is her ideal weight in pounds?

My child is 4 years old and 42 inches tall.  What is her ideal weight in pounds?

About 40 lbs: 42 inches at four years is tall and usually they are near 40 pounds which is about the 50th percentile. ...Read more

Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett Dr. Poinsett
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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My child is 4'9 at almost 12 will he be short as an adult? dad is really tall at 6'3 and i am 5'2.

Growth velocity: He may not have started his growth spurt. His estimated adult height based upon parental height is 6'1". Check in with your child's pediatrician to determine whether he has started puberty and to review his growth chart. ...Read more