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Tall Stature (Overview)

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.


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Doctor what is healthy weight for girl age 14 height 5ft 5in tall tall statue?

Doctor what is healthy weight for girl age 14 height 5ft 5in tall tall statue?

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 Stature (Overview)

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.


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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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Teenager height problem?

Teenager height problem?

You need to ask ???: Please be specific when you enter a question into the site. It should describe the problem & a specific question related to that issue. ...Read more

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Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Hormonal ?: You may have overdone the thyroxine, but unlikely at your age without hour growth plates still. Eing open !! Suggest you check this out with your endocrinologist ...Read more

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How to grow 4-5 inches taller?

How to grow 4-5 inches taller?

This states that you: are 48 years old. Once you have completed puberty you can not grow taller. Take care. ...Read more

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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

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Hi' i'm 18 and 67 inches tall. my dad is 75 inches tall. can i grow taller than him??

Hi' i'm 18 and 67 inches tall. my dad is 75 inches tall. can i grow taller than him??

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 more

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Height. Gain. Of. 14. Year. Girl?

Depends on situation: Most girls can expect about 5 cm of linear growth after the onset of menses. Most 14 yo will expect 2-3 cm. You can download a growth chart & follow specifics from the cdc website. See www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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Till what age boys can grow tall?

Till what age boys can grow tall?

Varies: The growth centers in the long bones determine final stature. Hormones of puberty signal the centers to begin closure and most males finish by 17-18. In a few with delayed puberty and growth, the centers remain open and an xray of the wrist and hand will show a person has open centers more like a 14 -15 year old.I've never seen one grow taller after 20. ...Read more

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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).

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

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I'm 18 and 67 inches tall. my dad is 79 inches tall and my mom is 65 inches tall. how tall am i likely to grow?

I'm 18 and 67 inches tall. my dad is 79 inches tall and my mom is 65 inches tall. how tall am i likely to grow?

Growth last year?: If some growth in the past year, then more growth may be possible. 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

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Boy 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 133 pounds is that fat?

Boy 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 133 pounds is that fat?

No: That weight and height would give you a bmi of 20.8 which is normal for an adult. What is your age? That can make a difference in the normal range for bmi. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.htm. ...Read more

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Will norditropin (human growth hormone) make a short teenager grow taller?

Will norditropin (human growth hormone) make a short teenager grow taller?

Not for them.: This is really for children who have a deficiency in growth hormone, and short stature for noonan's syndrome, turner's syndrome, and no catch-up growth by 2-4 years. It is also for adults with low growth hormone and other hormones, and those with low growth hormone as a child. It is apparently not for teenagers. It might make a short adult grow taller, but may need dose adjustment if grown. ...Read more

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How i grow taller my age is 21 year and my height 5 feet 3 inch..I waana grow tall upto 6 inch?

How i grow taller my age is 21 year and my height 5 feet 3 inch..I waana grow tall upto 6 inch?

If you figure: That out you will be a very rich man. G-d decides your height. (if you believe in a g-d). In case you are an atheist...Then man does not get to determine his height. It is what it is. ...Read more

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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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Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

No: No, they don't stunt height in males. That is unfortunately a falsehood being perpetuated. ...Read more

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How tall is 161 CM in height or feet and inches?

Use this link : Use this link and do the math: http://www.Metric-conversions.Org/length/centimeters-to-inches.Htm. ...Read more

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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

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What is the definition or description of: Tall stature?

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

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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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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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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

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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)?

Symptoms vary & can : be hard to spot. Girls with Triple X may be tall in childhood. Sometimes teachers think they should act their size, not their age. This can be tough, especially if the girl has language-based or other learning difficulties. In teens & adults the legs may be very long in proportion to the slender torso, although average height is only an inch or two above the average for 46, XX women. ...Read more

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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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Can you have a tall thin stature and mild chest deformity without having Marfan or other connective tissue disorder?

Can you have a tall thin stature and mild chest deformity without having Marfan or other connective tissue disorder?

Yes. But if concern-: -just have Ur genetics tested. All tall girls who may B going 2 B offered a college scholarship for basketball R all tested for Marfan's. ...Read more

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I'm short stature, how can get taller?

I'm short stature, how can get taller?

No: Once the growth centers of the long bones close in adolescence, no further linear growth will be possible. ...Read more

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My daughter is 22 yrs old and 5'5" tall; she fears that she is fat. What should the average weight for a person of her stature be?

My daughter is 22 yrs old and 5'5" tall; she fears that she is fat. What should the average weight for a person of her stature be?

About 125 pounds: For a typical woman, just start with 100 pounds for the first 5 feet, and add 5 pounds for each additional inch. Thus, 100 + 25 = 125 pounds. That being said, there is a big range of normal. For example, a slim woman without a lot of muscle might be 110 pounds and look just fine, while an athletic woman with more muscle, plus medium-sized or larger breasts, can be 135 pounds and look just fine. ...Read more

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What does having a short stature mean?

Relative term: Short stature is generally a term reserved for those in the shorter percentile range on a standardized growth chart, or those that are shorter than their expected height based upon their parents height. ...Read more

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In what way can I deal with my short stature?

In what way can I deal with my short stature?

If self-esteem is an: issue for you, seek counseling from a qualified mental health professional. If you're concerned that you may have a heretofore undiagnosed underlying genetic or other medical cause of short stature, your primary physician can do a history, physical & lab studies to determine if you'll benefit from genetic, endocrinological &/or orthopedic evaluations. ...Read more