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Maximum Age For Height Growth
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At what age boys stop height growth and iAm turning 17 can I grow still taller. Iam about 5feet 5inches???
Depends on variables: Most males finish their growth by age 17-18. Growth centers in the long bones respond to the hormones of puberty by closing at a predictable pace. An x-ray of your wrist and hand can be assessed for growth plates and if more like a 14-15 yo you could expect more growth. If your growth plates have closed, you are done. ...Read more
I wanna take height growth medicine and I wanted to know at what age these medicine should be taken and atleats what ages it can work ans for both?
Growth Hormone: This is a conversation for you and your pediatrician. It is almost too late for this conversation. It is absolutely nothing one does on their own. Your pediatrician will let you know if your growth is so abnormal that they recommend this very expensive and dangerous product. ...Read more
Balanced nutrition: At fourteen your growth centers have some potential for growth and simple measures help the best. Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise. Special workouts or supplements will not make you grow taller than your genetic potential. If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity. ...Read more
Why does the growth factor plus website offer full guarantee of increase if the height growth is not possible at a certain age?
To lure you in!: I'm pretty cynical but most dietary supplement companies have no published evidence of any benefit from their products. They're only interested in convincing you to buy their stuff even if that means making wild miraculously impossible claims backed by "promises" of guarantee. But have you known anyone who got their money back? It's not like returning something to Nordstrom or Costco! Good luck! ...Read more
Does lifting weights at the age of 20 decrease the chance of height growth? I am 179.5 cms and want to be 183 cms. Some tips please.
Does excessive masterbution from age 15 (male) in any way stop or restrict height growth or interfere in the genetically determined height. Exp clearly?
Doctor can measure: If over 16 years old and had no growth in the past year, then growth has finished. 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
Atrial SD age 2 cath: ? : At what age it sensible to catheterize a child with 12mm ASD if length/height growth is normal? ANS: This depends on so many things that cannot be answered here. Ask your team for their recommendations not someone who had never seen or examined your child and discussed issues with you and significant other.. ...Read more
Sir I am 19 year of age and my height is 6'2 and I am too slim I just want to stop my height growth and I have masturbate too much please help me?
Unlikely to grow: 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 closed, 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
Dear doctor, are there chances of height growth after the age of 17 in females? Is there anything that can be done to increase the height?
Slightly or none: 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
Age 18, doing weight lifting, I am afraid of weights that will affect my height growth? I ain't really tall, 168 cm. What weights should I prevent?
Hard to say: At 18 most have finished their linear growth (growing taller) because growth plates have fused. When this happens, you have no further growth. If you entered puberty late, and your growth plates are open, it will be visible on an x-ray of your hand. If your growth centers are open, power lifting would not be advisable, but because of possible injuries, not growth potential. ...Read more
Docs said growth hormone could be the cause of height growth spurts @ ages 39 & 41. What GH issue would cause that--acromegaly or something else?
None!: If you had gigantism, you would not stop growing & the growth plates not fuse & could grow more in one year than another, but by this age this would be obvious. Acromegaly, may cause the hands & shoe size to increase as well as bones of the skull & other areas to thicken, but once the growth plates have closed (varies in men, but almost all by 18) you will not grow in ht from GH! Get 2nd opinion. ...Read more
You can but...: If you can find a doctor willing to order this you can but there is little point in doing so. Girls stop growing 2-3 years after their periods start; this is when the growth plates close. After this further growth is impossible. If it's been 3 years or more since puberty the x-ray will undoubtedly show that your growth plates are closed. You need to accept that you have reached full height. Sorry! ...Read more
Hi I am ravi from india. Age about 29 years. Looking like 22yrs old. Facing height growth, height about 5 feet 3 inch. Weight about 60 kg. Pale face.
When I was at ages 14, 15 &16 I was having malnutrition and depression and lack of exercise can they effected my height growth, can I recover 17Yrs M?
It may be possible that your growth was limited.
Most likely your parents took you regularly to a pediatrician and documented your height and weight progression.
Please ask your parents to get copies from your pediatrician. If you are still growing - great! If not you need to go back to your pediatrician.
More importantly, you need to see a Psychologist for your depression and malnutrition. ...Read more