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How i can stop growing taller?

How i can stop growing taller?

You are close: There is no safe way to stop growing taller. You are almost at the age when your bones fuse and at this stage you will not grow any taller. ...Read more

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What age do girls stop growing taller?

What age do girls stop growing taller?

Puberty decides: Every teenager is different but they all go through the same basic stages of puberty. These stages are often referred to as tanner stages (also referred to as sexual maturity level). Stage i is seen before puberty starts and stage v is when you have full adult characteristics. Once you are at stage v you are unlikely to grow any taller. Typically this is at ~15-16 for girls and ~16-17 for boys. ...Read more

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Why do men stop growing taller after 20 and girls at 18?

Why do men stop growing taller after 20 and girls at 18?

Nature: Your numbers are off a bit.Most women stop at 16-17 and men at 17-18 as a response to the hormones that drive puberty.These hormones tell the growth centers to finish and solidify in preparation for adult life. The growth centers are a weaker bone feature that are subject to greater risk of injury, once closed, the weakness is gone as is the potential for more linear growth. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and and my height is 5'11". When will I stop growing tall?

I'm 16 years old and and my height is 5'11". When will I stop growing tall?

Soon if not already: Future growth is dependent on whether the growth centers in your long bones remain open. Most have closed by 17-18 yo in males. If your family has a history of delayed growth, these may be open and more growth possible.An x-ray of your wrist/hand can detect your bone maturity.If the index is consistent with 16, you may grow an inch or so, if it shows the growth centers closed, you are finished ...Read more

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I am 17 and I am 5"11' and i weigh only 55kgs. What must I do to stop growing taller ?

No harm: Nothing. Please do not attempt anything. Anything would be dangerous and foolish. Give thanks to a god for your life and please learn to love who you are. ...Read more

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Many online websites some written by doctors are saying boys stop growing taller at 16, true or false ?

Many online websites some written by doctors are saying boys stop growing taller at 16, true or false ?

Generally: Generally true though not always. After onset of puberty, growth plates of long bones begin to close, and when completely sealed, there can be no more growth in stature. Later onset puberty may lead to taller final height. Some boys keep growing and some have late spurts, but most boys, by age of 16-17 can no longer gain height. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and I'm in 9th grade. But my height is much taller than my age. It's 5'9". Is it bad? when will i stop growing tall?

I'm 16 years old and I'm in 9th grade. But my height is much taller than my age. It's 5'9". Is it bad? when will i stop growing tall?

Not bad: Nothing Bad about 5ft 9. it is average height for your age. Given you are progressing as is normal for age, you might grow another inch between now and age 18. ...Read more

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What are all the possible conditions/issues that can cause someone's growth plates to never close? Do you eventually stop growing taller @ some point?

What are all the possible conditions/issues that can cause someone's growth plates to never close? Do you eventually stop growing taller @ some point?

It will eventually: It might be delayed in some medical condition ,but eventually will close. I am not aware of any condition that will make it open for ever. But there is some condition that will cause delay. Like over production of growth hormone the will cause Giantism.as example ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old my height 183cm and I'm male. I want to stop growing taller can you tell me any exercise or foods or anything that stops me growing ?

I'm 16 years old my height 183cm and I'm male. I want to stop growing taller can you tell me any exercise or foods or anything that stops me growing ?

No exercise or food: There are not any exercise or foods that will stop your growth. There are medications that can prematurely fuse the growth plates, but the side effects far outweight any benefit that you would get. Be happy with your height, it makes you unique! ...Read more

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Read in rare cases growth plates cease to close. But what conditions/problems cause that and do adults eventually stop growing taller & at what point?

Read in rare cases growth plates cease to close. But what conditions/problems cause that and do adults eventually stop growing taller & at what point?

The reproductive: hormones estrogen/testosterone regulate the growth plates in both girls and boys. Estrogen, it turns out, drives this and if a boy has a genetic effect of estrogen production and estrogen sensitivity the growth plates fail to close on time. A pituitary growth hormone producing tumor diagnosed before growth plate closure would also result in very tall stature. Hope this helps:) ...Read more

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Do those w/Marfans stop growing taller about same time as those w/o it? Or can U keep growing even after 30, 35, 40+ or start growing again yrs later?

Do those w/Marfans stop growing taller about same time as those w/o it? Or can U keep growing even after 30, 35, 40+ or start growing again yrs later?

The just do-: --they just grow faster than usual,& R the tallest in their age group. Also there R 3 grades of Marfan's, grade 1 R hyper-mobile in their joints and R usually small, not tall. ...Read more

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When do boys stop growing taller?

When do boys stop growing taller?

Around 17-18: 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. ...Read more

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My daughter is 14 and she did not grow taller for 4 month, did she stop growing taller forever?

My daughter is 14 and she did not grow taller for 4 month, did she stop growing taller forever?

No: Her height will partly be related yours and her father's height. Don't worry too much about this too much at age 14 since she may suddenly grow 6 inches in less than a year within the next couple of years. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to grow taller? When do guys (men) stop growing taller? I'm 17 and i've heard it's 21 the age guys stop growing.

Are there any natural ways to grow taller? When do guys (men) stop growing taller? I'm 17 and i've heard it's 21 the age guys stop growing.

Still growing: You stop growing when the ends of your long bones fuse at the end of puberty. With some variation, you probably still have some growth potential before your growth stops. Eat well and exercise. Best of luck. ...Read more