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Remedies For Tall Stature
This indicates that: Your are 13 years old. Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Adult height is influenced by environment as well as genetic factors, including ethnicity. Any person raised throughout childhood and adolescence with inadequate nutrition, certain diseases like parasitic infections) may not achieve heights possible if this did not occur. This may affect a whole region and thus the height standards will be different than those in an area with better conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
137-184 lbs: According the the "quartlet index", more commonly known as the body mass index (bmi) your ideal weight range would be between 137-184 pounds. Studies by the major life insurance companies find that people of your height at that weight range, tend to live longer, better quality lives. 185-221 is overweight, greater than 221 moves into categories of obesity for your height. ...Read more
You choose: The "ideal weight" charts are subscience / entertainment; olympic sprinters are "underweight" & super-fit linebackers "obese". A person's best weight is whatever looks and feels right to that person while he / she is able to keep up with peers at the fitness activities that he / she enjoys. I hope you've chosen a smart, fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more
Balanced nutrition: At eighteen your growth centers have little if any 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
Can 14 yr old girl still grow tall? When dose girls usually stop growing? Can streching help grow tall too? What food help grow tall?
Depends on variables: The growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-17 years of age in girls. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers are open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity will support good growth.There are no special diet or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more
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Unlikely : By the age of 18 your growth plates are going to be closing pretty soon. This is the part of the bone that allows new bone to form and lengthen the bones. For most people this happens around 18-20. You are probably going to grow another two to three inches but you might not catch your dad! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short stature: A myriad of other things including problems with any major organ system like heart or kidney disease, genetic syndromes, gastrointestinal disorders, cystic fibrosis, rheumatologist disorders, thyroid disease, malnutrition, cushings, some medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am 21 years old if my growth plates are still open can I use HGH supplements to grow taller?And how is HGH defficiency diagnosed are there symptoms?
Unlikely to happen: Data on fail to show that those with normal but delayed growth achieve a height any taller than they would waiting for nature to complete the process.Supplemental hgh can let you increase the speed of getting there, but not the final height. I would only consider it if your bone age on x-ray showed open growth centers. Deficiency is diagnosed by timed blood tests and hormone stimulation tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OKay what about Growth FlexV pills to help bone growth to grow taller will it realy help to grow taller ..btw i am 17 years old male height 168cm ??
Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good posture and exercises that will strengthen your back and core muscles to support your spine. Supplements are unlikely to be of any benefit for increasing height beyond this. ...Read more
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