Q. Will I gain height more than my parents?

Answered by
Dr. Sreerag B Prasad
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Feb 02, 2019

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.

Dr. Sreerag B Prasad

Family Physician General Practitioner
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Hello,

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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. Vitamin and Mineral supplements could supplement your growth and you may consider that.

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