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Tall Stature (Overview)

Tall stature may be normal or can be a symptom of a genetic or endocrine disorder.


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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?

Tall: No. The average female is 5 ft 4.5 inches. 5-6 is not much taller. I'd consider 5-10 or more tall for a woman. ...Read more

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Tall Stature (Overview)

Tall stature may be normal or can be a symptom of a genetic or endocrine disorder.


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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 are the signs of tall stature?

What are the signs of tall stature?

Pediatrician: Tall stature is defined when someone is at least at the 95% for age and gender on pediatric growth charts. A pediatrician plots annual growth points on growth charts. ...Read more

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Would you consider female with a height of 5'6" inches to be of a tall stature?

Tall: No. The average female is 5 ft 4.5 inches. 5-6 is not much taller. I'd consider 5-10 or more tall for a woman. ...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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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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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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