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I want to grow my height but my genetics don't allow me to do so? What should I do? How can I grow my height even though my parents are short?
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 for a 16-year-old to increase height beyond its natural destiny. ...Read more
My aunt and uncle are quite short. (4 10 and 5) they have a son. Is he going to be tall? Mom says men grow taller even if their parents are short.
Height: Someone in the family history of the mother ; father needs to have been tall for a child to be. Your mom may be right that males can have a bit extra height due to hormones, but remember - the father of this baby is not tall, right? Even childhood size may not reflect adult height - everyone will have to wait and see. That's a bit of life's surprise and mystery. His pediatrician may predict best. ...Read more
I am 16 year old.4 feet 11 inch. My parents are short. I want to increase my height. What should I do? Do I have any chance for at least 5 feet 3?
Depends on variables: Your predicted genetic height is half your parents combined height less 2.5 inches. Most 16 yo girls who entered puberty at a normal time are near the end of their growth. A single x-ray of your wrist and hand could detect open growth centers that would permit more growth, but unless your bone maturity is at a 12 year old level I wouldn't expect 4 more inches. ...Read more
Hi, I was im a female im 19 years old and im 5'7 ft and I was wondering if I could possibly grow more like to 2-3 inches tall? Both of my parents are short and im one inch taller than my dad. My mom is the shortest on her family although everyone is talle
What to do if my parents are short and so I lack growth hormone. Do you recommend me taking growth hormone now?
Suggestions: First, ascertain if this is an outcome from hypoxia, a reaction to medication, or an additional co-morbidity. Speech therapy may assist coping, medical foods such as axona or cerefolin-nac perhaps, and maybe usage of Alzheimer's type drugs? A neurologist can help, and many geriatricians can guide all of this. ...Read more
Possible: The expected height of kids would be average parental height + 2.5 inch for boys and -2.5in for girls. If either or both parents have genetic material on board from their families that should have made them taller, there is some chance that a taller child could be produced. Often the eventual stature of kids can be predicted in mid childhood using their bone maturity and pattern of growth. ...Read more
Normal growth is supported by good nutrition, adequate sleep, and regular exercise. It remains as one of the best overall indicators of your teen's good health.
Despite data collected for growth charts, "normal" heights and weights are difficult to define. Your teen's growth pattern is largely determined by genetics. Shorter parents, for instance, tend to have shorter kids. ...Read more
My age is 20 & height 5.3. ....I want to increase my height......My parents are also short height.....Plz help me?
Unlikely: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends ; your bone maturity is 18 yo or older 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 bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches. Medicines won't help if the growth centers are closed/finished. ...Read more
I have very tall grandparents (6ft+) and short parents (5ft9 and 4ft9). Could I grow taller than my predicted height? (5ft)
It happens...but..: At a listed age of 19 it is unlikely you will grow any taller. Women usually add 2-3 inches after initial menses and stop. You can only grow taller if your growth centers open. These usually close in women at 15-17. You can have an x-ray done of your wrist/hand to assess growth centers. If this reveals a bone maturity greater than 18 you are done. ...Read more
Can people with tall grandparents and short parents grow taller than their parents? What are the odds of this happening?
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Can I grow taller using hgh? I'm 5ft and have short parents (5'9&4'9) but tall grandparents (6'1&5'11).
Maybe, probably not: Your parents' heights are used to estimate your potential height with something called the mid-parental height calculation. Using the data provided, your expected height is just over 5', so you are probably close to your maximum height given your age. But don't give up hope, some of us have later growth spurts! If not, learn to love that extra half an inch and round up to 5'1". ...Read more
I am 19 years old. I need tips on how to increase height. My parents are also short in height. I am 5 feet and 3 inches tall. Suggest new methods?
See below: There is no natural way to increase growth now that you have reached skeletal maturity. ...Read more
I'm 18 years old havin a height of 5.1. My parents are also short. So please can you help to gain more height and I know that's genetic but please help?
Unlikely to happen: By 18 most males are at the end of their linear growth ; their growth centers are closing. An xray of the left wrist and hand can be arranged and will show if your growth centers still show more potential. If you entered puberty late and have a bone maturity more like a 15 yo you may get 2 inches. For most at your age, you are done and need to accept it. ...Read more
I'm 33 weeks& just had an ultra sound todaythe doctor said the ultra sound lookd normal except long femur& hemur, short parents, no other markers
Long femur: The femur is the bone of the thigh. Though there are indications that a very short femur (less than 5th percentile) is associated with chromosomal problems I have not heard of longer bone lengths found on an OB ultrasound being a marker for any problem. Likely this is your baby's genetics. And a long leg bone a birth doesn't mean your baby will be tall. ...Read more
I'm 33 weeks today at ultrasound was told short femur& hemur other doc said short baby short parents, no other markers 4 dwarfism. Otherwise normal?
Can't be sure: But both are potentially correct. Also, you do not have to be a dwarf or midget (as formal designations) to be of short stature. Discuss with your attending OB for elaboration and clarification. ...Read more
12.5 y/o id twin girls with bone age 12. 1.9% (ile) for height & no puberty. Parents don't have short stature. Wtg 4 Karyotype and GH test. What else?
You are too young: Hi. You have to be 18 to ask medical questions on Health Tap. Ask your parents to pose the question for you. ...Read more
I'm 18 and 5'6". Why am I short when my parents are of good height? What can I do to reach my max height?
Short: Hopefully your pediatrician has recorded your height and weight over time. Please ask him/her to forward all the charts that describe your height and weight continuously. The charts will come with details concerning your growth. If you are still troubled by the charts please discuss this soon with your primary doctor. Special studies may (or may not) be needed, based on the charts. ...Read more
I'm short, im 17 and 5'2 in fact. I haven't grown a centimetercentimeter since I was 12. Both my parents were tall so why am I not?
He's 18 and 5'6". What can he do to obtain max height? Why is he too short while my parents are of good height?
Multiple reasons: For starters, your doctor can determine with some blood test and hand xray, if you will grow more. Growth hormone may be indicated (and approved by your health insurance) for certain rowth hormone deficiency states. Pl stay away from quacks and claims about products that may be harmful. Feel better:) ...Read more
If two ppl married, woman (156cm), man (163cm).Would this yield a possibility of dwarfism or children shorter than their parents? Advisable to marry?
Am 18yrs old boy, my parents are mid tall, but am short so am going to take OSTO CALCIUM TERASOFT 11 TABLETS TO INCREASE MY HEIGHT. Will this work?
No: Your height is determined by the interplay of genetic/health & nutrition. Most males stop growing taller at 17-18.A single x-ray of your wrist/hand could look for open growth centers. If present you may grow more, if the growth centers are closed, you are done. Proper nutrition, rest and exercise support normal growth. No pill/stretchig routien or other such practice will add height. ...Read more
Refers to children: Child forms a strong emotional bond with caregivers during childhood with lifelong consequences. The absent parent or child going from one foster home to another children can develop reactive attachment disorder, they can't trust adults. Children needs to know that a parent is there when they need them. ...Read more
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Tell your physician: Go to him/her first. He/she will probably know how to share what you've told in a way that is more likely to produce a favorable outcome. Parents are likely to accept what they need to hear from a respected doctor rather than directly from you. I'm sorry your home situation isn't one with trust and openness, but a physician / counselor's intervention is likely to improve things. ...Read more