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Height Growth

Height growth is achieved with the help of growth hormones. A person can gain a height of two inches every year from the age of one till puberty. After hitting puberty, height growth is achieved by four inches. For girls, growth spurs begin early in their teenage years. Faster height growth can be achieved by exercising regularly and taking a good protein diet.

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Please suggest some height gaining tips.

Query: How to increase my height? I am 23 years old.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Growth in terms of height drastically reduces after puberty. You have not mentioned your gender. Theoretically, with proper nutrition and under ideal circumstances, growth in height stops in women at 18 years and in men at 24 years. This does not consider other factors...  Read Full »

Can a pelvic X-ray determine HGH effectiveness 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 »

My daughter has been growing slower than expected for her age. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am writing to you about my daughter, who is 16 years old. We have been concerned about her height for some time and recently came across information about growth hormone deficiency. My daughter has been growing slower than expected for her age. Kindly help.Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.Growth hormone deficiency can indeed impact a child's growth rate. However, consulting with a healthcare professional is essential to determine the underlying cause of your daughter's slower growth. A pediatrician or endocrinologist can assess her ...  Read Full »

Can Lupron injections be given to the 6-year-old child to treat breast buds?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter was 6.3 years old when I noticed that she has breast buds. After consulting the pediatric endocrinologist, we went for bone age and pelvic ultrasound tests. Both the tests were age appropriate. She is 4.03 feet tall, and I am 5.6 feet, and my husband is 5.10 feet tall. As s...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your daughter, and it appears that your daughter has precocious puberty and therefore it is necessary to give Lupron (Leuprolide acetate) injections. The problem is, if she continues without treatment, then she will reach a bone maturity s...  Read Full »

There is no increase in my height after 18 years. Why?

Query: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I faced height problems for four to five years from class 7. Suddenly, in class 8, I experienced a significant growth spurt. However, I have stopped growing in height, and currently, at the age of 18, there has been no further increase. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is not uncommon for individuals to experience a growth spurt during puberty, typically between the ages of 10 and 14 for girls, and 12 and 16 for boys. However, growth patterns can vary among individuals, and it is important to consid...  Read Full »

My height decreases throughout the day after I wake up. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old male. Can I get taller? When I wake up in the morning my height is 172 centimeters and it decreases to 170 centimeters throughout the day. Why so? Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Harshita Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. Height is a multifactorial trait and is dependent on many things, such as diet, exercise, lifestyle, genetic potential, etc. The one most often ignored is the genetic potential. The natural range for a child's he...  Read Full »

How can I increase height at the age of 16 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old male, currently five feet nine inches tall, and I am eager to maximize my growth potential. My dad stands at six feet and one inch, and despite exercising six times a week, practicing stretching routines, consuming ashwagandha, and ensuring quality sleep, I have not...  Read Full »


Dr. Harshita Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Height is influenced by various factors including diet, exercise, lifestyle, and genetic potential. Genetic potential, often overlooked, plays a significant role. The typical range for a child's height falls around the average of the p...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter fall sick often and look weak?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 6 years old. She is physically weak. She has low immunity and falls ill often. She has a very low appetite. In order to increase her appetite, doctor prescribed us to give her Oxiron syrup. For past few days, she is not active physically and tends to lie down even while wat...  Read Full »


Dr. Parmar Parin Niranjanbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your daughter's history and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to know few more details in order to give you an accurate treatment plan. 1. What makes you tell that she has low immunity? And how often she falls sick in a...  Read Full »

Will I grow taller at 18 with a family history and weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, 5 feet 3.5 inches tall. My mom is 5 feet 3 inches, and my dad is 5 feet 11 inches. I am concerned about my height and do not understand why I am relatively short. My dad often mentions that he experienced a growth spurt during the summer of his 16th year (soph...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and can understand your concern. I want to reassure you that your growth is following a normal trajectory despite possibly having a slightly lower percentile due to your previous weight loss. Based on your parents' heights, I have calculated your...  Read Full »

Why have a few reddish spots developed on my baby's head?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby boy, who is 8 months 14 days old. His weight is 16.75 lbs and height is 27 inches. He is taking Arbivit-3 and Zincovit drops daily according to the doctor's advice. Are his weight and height fine? From few days, there are some reddish spots developed on his head and in some parts...  Read Full »


Dr. Navreet Sharda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Your son's weight and height are in normal range, but it isdefinitely towards lower side. I expect his weight to be between 2 to 3 kg at the time of birth. 2. He need close monitoring as far as growth is concerned. If he is gaining weight adequately in the next comi...  Read Full »

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