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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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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 Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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. 1. First, not everybody’s body responds the same way to puberty. The genetic makeup ha...  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 28.6 pounds weight and 3 feet 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...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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. But, important th...  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 and weighs 77 pounds. She started her period when she was 12. Our mother is 5 feet 2 (157 cm), and our father is 5 feet 8 (172 cm). How tall will she be? Will she still grow taller? Are there any ways for her to grow taller?  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Her expected height will be from your parents' height. 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 growth; I am sure sh...  Read Full »

Will my son be short as I am short?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 9 years and 1-month-old. His height is 3.9 feet and weight is 56 lbs. He is a very normal and healthy boy. My height is 5 feet 5 inches and my wife's height is 5 feet. I am worried about his height? Please explain me.  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1.Your son's weight is fine and height is on the lower side. The body mass index is fine, but could be better. 2. Height usually depends on a few things like the height of the parents genetically related, delay in height spurt and undernutrition. But, then the we...  Read Full »

What should I do to make my son grow taller?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 10 years old. His height is only 4.1 feet, and he weighs 60 lbs. I am worried about his short stature. We recently got an x-ray of his hands taken, to know his bone age. The x-ray revealed that it is 9.4. Does it have any relation with his femur length and humerus length when...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query about your son's height, and it appears that he has a constitutional short stature. He is below the third percentile for height. There is no relation between femur length and humerus length in the embryo stage, and his present height. The child...  Read Full »

When does a boy hit his growth spurt?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 and 5'2" I think and I am a guy. When will I hit my growth spurt? My mom is 5 feet and my dad is 5'10". Grandmother is 5'2" and my grandfather is 5'10".  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, I think you are worried about your height. So your growth spurt or as we call puberty should have started already and your height will keep on increasing till 21 but depends on your genes too. As you said your father has a height of 5'10" you might reach a height ...  Read Full »

My parents are 5.0 feet tall. How taller can I become?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a boy and my height is 5.1 feet, my father's height is 5.0 feet and mother's height is under 5 feet. So, can I grow 5.6 feet? Because my head is bigger than my body so I look awkward. Kindly help me, please.  Read Full »

Dr. Sreerag Bhuvanendra Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Being a teenager, your body is actively growing in length and you will probably grow more until your bone's growth plates fuse. Taking both your mother's and father's height as 5 feet, the expected height is roughly 5'4'' with a little room for changes either way. Vi...  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 »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 micronutrien...  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 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 you please help increase my height?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and my height is 4.7 feet. I would really love to have it increased. Could you please help me out?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Khalid Anwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your query, you are 18 years old with a height of 4.7 feet. 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, or of...  Read Full »

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