The height of a person is determined by their DNA (genes). Other factors such as diet, hormones, and medical conditions too play a role in achieving a height gain. Taking a protein and calcium-rich diet and following an exercise pattern regularly can help to achieve a good height. Having a good sleep of 8 hours every day promotes growth in children.
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When do females cease to grow?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a girl. My height is 5, but my parents are much taller. My mom's height is 5'6" and father's 5'8". Will I grow or is it my final height? When I went to a doctor in my city he said that I stopped growing. Is it true? I have already had a period for a year and a half? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern very carefully. You are worried about your height. It is an important issue of everyone’s life. Usually, growth occurs up to 18 years. After that growth ceases. Growth depends on various factors like familial, nutritional, pathological. The hi... Read Full »
Does lack of exercise during my growing years stunt my growth?
Query: Hello doctor, How much does lack of exercise during growing years stunt growth? How many inches does it usually subtract from your adult height? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As of right now, there are no studies to calculate inches lost by physical exercise. However, height is a function of genetics and your parental and ancestral genes play a major role in your physical appearance, but a small amount of environmental change does affect ... Read Full »
I have not seen any growth in my height in the last five years. What could be the reason?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I have a question concerning my height. I grew from 5 feet and 2 inches to 5 feet and 9 inches between 11 to 13 years. I did not have any noticeable growth since then. Usually, you would consider me as an early bloomer, but I had not shown signs of puberty unt... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. From what you have mentioned, it does not appear that you have a delay in your height growth velocity. According to your parent's height, your predicted height turns out to be 5 feet and 11 inches, and your current height is 5 feet and 10 inche... Read Full »
I am 23 years old and 5.2 feet tall. Is it possible to grow at this age?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and 5.2 feet tall. I want to increase my height. Is it possible to grow at this age? Please recommend some medication. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. As you are already 23 years old, your bones have already fused, so there is not much chance for extra height. However, alternative medicine and yoga could add a few inches to your height. I suggest you to follow ... Read Full »
Why have the feet and hands not grown in an 18 year old male?
Query: Hello doctor, Basically, my current height is 5 feet 7 inches, and I am 18 years old, for which my doctor said I am only taller than 25 % of my age group. I have not hit my second main growth spurt I believe. I have been growing really slowly over the years, even when I was 14 years old, I was not g... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your current height will be based on a combination of your genes and environmental factors. If your parents are tall, you will also reach a good height eventually in most of the cases. A good diet rich in carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and all micronutri... Read Full »
Is there any chance I can increase my height using tablets or medications?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to have a professional opinion about an issue. Well, it has been there since I was a kid. I was always the shortest in class, and I would like to know if there is a chance I can increase my height using tablets or medications that are safe and risk-free as it is affecting... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can still increase your height. You have a margin of about two years. Because the bones fuse at the age of about 19 years. Yes, there are exceptions to this, but in general, it is 19 years, and trust me, two years is a lot of time to... Read Full »
From parents' height please suggest the probable height that can be attained.
Query: Hello doctor,My sister is 14 years old. She is 4 feet 10 (148cm) and weighs 77 pounds (35 kg). She started her period when she was 12. She grew 12 cm from 10 to 12 years and 5 cm from 12 to 13. However, she stopped growing from 13 to 14. Our mother is 5 feet 2 (157 cm), and our father is 5 feet 8 (1... Read Full »
Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Her expected height will be from your parents' height, 165 cm approx. Yes, after 12 years of age, the growth rate is slow. But, she will grow. Meanwhile, she can do stretching exercises to enhance her height. Chronic illness can halt growt... Read Full »
Does a 11 year old require growth hormone therapy for height increase?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 11 years, weight 33 kg, height 134 cm, father's height 165 cm, mother's height 155 cm. The increment in height in the last 2 years was 4 cm/year. Does he need growth hormone therapy? What are the investigations needed? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son's height falls just below the 10th percentile of height for age (WHO standard). Given that your height (parents' height) is in low to mid normal range compared to the average height of the population at large, your son's height is not lagging behind that far. ... Read Full »
Can knee and pelvic x-ray help to check, whether human growth hormone(HGH) will work for me?
Query: Dear Doctor, I have attached images of the latest x-ray imaging (attachment removed to protect user identity). I have taken this x-ray to determine my bone age, reason is that I had planned on using growth hormone therapy to help me grow taller. I was told that these bone age imaging of the wrist is... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hand x-ray for bone age is really meant for paediatric age determination (i.e, upto 12 years). You need to provide a few details to know if HGH will work for you or not. What is your current height? What is the height of your parents? You really need the Risser's sign... Read Full »
How to increase height in females after 21 years?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female student with great interest in human growth. More specifically, growth in height, as in getting taller. As learned from textbooks, teenagers stop growing around 18 to 21 years old. Well, I have always been optimistic about everything, and I refuse to believe t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your detailed information and would like to answer your query one by one. Unfortunately, not anymore. You cannot gain any more height now. You can maximize your growth only horizontally and not vertically now. That means you can only gain muscle or fat but ... Read Full »