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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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 am a 15-year-old girl and 159 cm in height. Is it possible to increase height at least 7 to 8 cm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old girl. I got my periods at the age of 12 and a half years. I am only 159 cm in height. I want to increase my height at least 7 to 8 centimeters. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Height is influenced by - 1. Genetics which you cannot alter. 2. Increase physical activity- walking, playing, yoga, etc. 3. Eat a balanced diet. 4. Eat one boiled egg daily. 5. Eat more boiled vegetables and fruits. Thank you.  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 »

My daughter had her menarche a year ago and her growth in height slowed down after that. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has had her menarche about one year ago. Her growth slowed down and I wondered if she would grow more. We took her to a growth clinic and checked her bone age with AI (artificial intelligence) system. Her bone age turned out to be 13 years (her actual age was 12 years and 6...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and can understand your concern about your daughter. Since your daughter has reached puberty, the bone growth plates start fusing which is a normal process that occurs post-puberty. The bone growth starts decelerating and hence the height can not...  Read Full »

Will I have an increase in height and breast size after attaining puberty?

Query: Hi doctor, Two or three years back, I started to have my symptoms of puberty. I have slight development in my height and breast. Now, I notice that I have no more changes. I feel like my height still remains the same and my breast size remains the same. I do not have any hair growth on my armpits a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Puberty is usually reached at the age of 14 or 15 years. Do not be worried. You will have more growth in the upcoming years. You will have growth in your height and breast till 18 to 20 years of age. You have to wait and observe it. If you do ...  Read Full »

What are the possible future complications of early puberty?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my younger daughter's health and I would like to get a second opinion before I take any decision. My younger daughter was 1 year 6 months old when she came to this new place. Last year, when she was 5 years old we had to do a physical examination for getting admiss...  Read Full »


Dr. Vera Zdravkovic

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would agree with doctors that this is precocious puberty and signs of puberty and bone age progressed since recently (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am confused with hormonal results, could it be mistaken that these are entered in a wrong spot...  Read Full »

I am 16 years old, and I have minimum residual growth plate left in my wrist bone. How much can I grow?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 years old, and I will turn 17 in four months. I am attaching a copy of my wrist x-rays below. Could you tell me if my growth plates are closed or open?   Read Full »


Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. By the looks of your wrist x-ray (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), your growth plates are almost over, and the minimal residual growth left will also be over in 1 to 2 months. Any growth modulating procedure you are t...  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 »

Will lifting weights at 18 stop me from growing taller?

Query: Hi doctor, Can I start bodybuilding at the age of 18? Will this stop me from growing tall?  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I advise you to start sports first and after a year or so, you can start going to the gym. This is because men grow in height till 20 years and after that, the growth stops. Until then, be inclined towards sports like basketball, jogging, running, bar pull-ups ti...  Read Full »

How to get 6 feet tall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old guy. I am just 5'5" tall. I want to be at least 6 feet tall. Is there any way to stimulate the pituitary gland to secrete growth hormones?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Growth depends on many factors: Hereditary influence of growth. Nutrition during childhood (at the growing ages). Any illness during the growing age that results in stunted growth. Growth after 21 years is not possible since the growing ends of the bone would ha...  Read Full »

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