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Height Increase

Your height is determined by genetic and environmental factors like nutrition and exercise. Things you can try to increase or maintain your height are eating a balanced diet, taking vitamin D and calcium supplements, getting proper sleep, and maintaining good posture.

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Can I still increase my height at 15 years and 9 months of age?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 15 years old, and his height is 5 feet. He started a growth spurt at 14 years old, and then he almost slowed down growing but did not stop completely. During that time, he slept less and did not care much about nutrition. Currently, his weight is 161 pounds, but not chubby. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for reaching us. I have read your query and understand your concern. Your height is influenced by your parent's height, and you can grow taller by following a high-protein diet that includes juices, green vegetables, eggs, and milk. Engaging in sports like ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to increase height by a few inches?

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 5.2 feet in height. I want to increase my height by least 2 to 3 inches. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

How to increase height after puberty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old male, and my height is 5.4 feet. How to increase my height?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After you attain puberty, the body's long bones stop growing further as their growing ends fuse with the bone. These bones then reach a permanent size. There are many pills, injections,etc., available through the internet, which claims to increase your height. Their eff...  Read Full »

How can I improve my height?

Query: Hello doctor, I just turned 18 two months back. I am 5 feet 8 inches. Over this summer, all my friends have grown very tall and I have not grown an inch. Not even this year, I did not grow an inch. People tell me I have a lean physique and I am tall for my age and they say I may grow up till 6'1". T...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your final height will be determined by your genetics, eating good nutritious food, keeping yourself physically active by exercise and maintaining good posture. You will continue to gain height till puberty is complete. You are already nearly 5'9" which is good. It ...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old who is 5 feet 1 inch. Is it possible to increase my height?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an open wound on my hand that came into contact with sperm. I am concerned about sexually transmitted diseases. If infected with chlamydia or gonorrhea, would these infections show up in a urine test, as the site of infection is my finger and not any sexual organs? Would this infecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahad Alshehri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and I can understand your concern. The transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like chlamydia or gonorrhea is due to sexual activity with an infected patient rather than bloodborne. They usually spread through any kind of sexual activity....  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old who is 5 feet 1 inch. Is it possible to increase my height?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I am about 5 feet 1 inch only. I would like to increase my height. I eat well and exercise regularly. Is there any supplements that I can have? Name them if possible. I would also like to know if they have any side effects. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. I read your query and understand your concern. I understand you are having constitutional short stature. Your stature depends on your overall nutritional status, your mid-paren...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old and have not grown taller since I was 12. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female and have not grown taller since I was 12. My whole family is extremely tall yet I have not grown. My short stature is affecting my life greatly and I need help to change it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and the information that you have provided. It appears that you are at a normal stature according to your age and compared with girls your age on a growth chart. Maybe your family members are taller than you but as long as you are normal that is ...  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 »

I am a 19-year-old with height 5 feet 2 inches and all my friends have height nearly 6 feet. I am really uncomfortable with them. Should I take growth hormone?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old, and my height is 5 feet 2 inches. All my friends in my classes are 5 feet 9 inches, 6 feet, and 6 feet 1 inch. I really feel uncomfortable with them. Moreover, some days ago, I applied for an army job but got rejected there because of not having sufficient height. So...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I understand that feeling uncomfortable about your height can be challenging, especially when you compare yourself to others. However, it is important to remember that height is largely determined by genetics and varies f...  Read Full »

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