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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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. Khalid Shaikh

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 »

Can proper nutrition, running, and stretching help an 18-year-old grow taller?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old with a height of five feet five inches. Can I have an increase in height by doing running with stretching exercise and by taking proper nutrition? I need an expert opinion. Please help me.   Read Full »


Dr. Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern about gaining height. Height is a genetically predetermined one and we cannot change anything beyond a certain limit. Height gets affected due to the growth of long bones and it becomes fixed once we reach 18 years. You can do other exercis...  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 »

How to increase my height?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. Is there any hormone therapy to increase my height? If yes, then what will be the estimated cost?  Read Full »


Dr. Kartik Revanappa Kumbhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, by this age, all the epiphyses (area of bone where growth occurs) will have fused with almost no growth potential. Hence hormones may not work. To see whether the epiphyses have fused or not, you may have to get x-rays of your legs. But then again, it is alm...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine to correct height problem.

Query: Hi doctor, My cousin is 10 years old, but he is short for his age. His grandfather, father and sister are also short. Is there any medicine for growth or height problem that occurs due to hereditary?  Read Full »


Dr. Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern. Your cousin of 10 years old is quite normal to have this much height. I have gone through the picture what you sent me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sometimes, low height will be genetic in nature. In 70 percentage ...  Read Full »

Why is my daughter's growth not normal?

Query: Hi doctor,Today, I took my 4.8 years old daughter, who is about 13 kg weight and 94 cm height, to a free growth screening camp. The Doctor has suggested the following laboratory tests. LFT, KFT, TSH, CBC, P/S, ESR, vitamin D3, TTG, IgA level, urine and stool routine. She has also prescribed Bandy P...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter's weight and height are just on the lower side of normal. At this age, if everything else is normal, then height is usually constitutional or genetic, which depends on parental weight and height. They might have the growth spurt later. ...  Read Full »

How much height gain will I have during puberty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 13 years old. I have been curious about puberty and height. I am currently 5 feet 6 inches and really insecure about my body and height. I feel very hairy and fair. I have been researching tanner stages of development and I am around tanner stage 4. I have hair around my inner thigh...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your efforts of going into the details about puberty and its effects on the body. You have done quite a bit of research. You only need to understand a few more things. First, not everybody’s body responds the same way to puberty. The genetic makeup h...  Read Full »

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