Q. Why am I not growing taller?

Answered by Dr. Mashfika N Alam and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hello doctor,

I am a 17-year-old girl and I weigh 60 kg. I am 4 feet 9 inches tall. I think I am not growing since I was 13 years old and my mom is a few inches taller and my dad is 6 feet. I have not taken any medication for this. Please help.


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Dr. Mashfika N Alam
MBBS
Family Physician, General Practitioner

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You seem to have gained a lot of weight for your age. This is one of the major reason for not growing taller.

Children who are overweight are often seen to stop growing taller earlier than others and this is particularly true for girls.

Also, you may have acquired your mother's genes in terms of height.

The good part is you still have a few years to go before you stop attaining height.

You should see a dietician for a protein-rich diet and you must lose weight.

Also get a lot of exercises including stretching exercises and also skipping.

Yoga can do wonders too if done properly.

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