Height Gain

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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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 »


Dr. Ravikiran. M

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 »

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 »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

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 inches wh...  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 »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

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 »

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 »


Dr. Atul Prakash

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 »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

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 »

Can you please help increase my height?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and my height is 145.5 cm. I would really love to have it increased. Could you please help me out?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Khalid Anwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your query, you are 18 years old with a height of 145.5 cms. To help you with your query, let's first understand a person's "Height," this physical character is dependent on genetic and medical causes. By genetic, if your parents, grandparents are tall, short, o...  Read Full »

How to identify if your height will increase any further?

Query: Hi doctor, I was wondering if you can help me with some information regarding my height. I am 5 feet 4 inches, and I am 17 years and 5 months old. My father is 5 feet 6 inches tall, and my mother is 4 feet 11 inches tall. Is there a chance I can get an inch or two more in height? I am not sure if I...  Read Full »


Dr. Balamurugan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Apart from genetics and hormones, nutrition and physical activity play an essential role in normal growth. Mid puberty changes include increased pubic hair, axillary hair, acne, and adult body odor. Whereas in late mid puberty, boys achieve pe...  Read Full »

How to increase my daughter's height?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 4 years 5 months old. Her height is 100 cm tall, and weight is 15 kg. I want to know whether the height and weight are normal for that age. My height is 5 feet 7 inches and her mother is 5 feet tall. I am worried about her height. I want her to be at least 5 feet 4 inches. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing all the details. I would like to congratulate you that your child is growing quite well right now. The final height depends on many factors. Parent's height determines the genetic potential of the child by which we can have an idea of chi...  Read Full »

Please suggest some supplements to grow taller.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is a 15 year old boy. I am 157 cm, which I think is short for a 15 year old. Is there any supplement or vitamin that he can take to grow taller?  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Height is quite a concern for teens. We have to figure out that the height we have is predominately a genetic factor. So, traits like height, hair, eyes and facial expression we get it from our ancestor. If your parents are tall, then there are ...  Read Full »

Why is my 9 years old daughter's height only 120 cm?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is nine years old with a height of three feet. I am worried about her height. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Artur Holubka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter's height is not too small for her age but she is short. Deficiency of anabolic hormones, severe somatic disease, genetic and chromosomal disease can cause retardation in growth. It can also occur due to hereditary factors. Children of short parents are kno...  Read Full »

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