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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Is there any possible way to increase my height?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 16 years old. I look short. My parent's height is 5'3 and 5'4 feet. How can I increase my height?  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The actual height of an individual depends to a greater extent on genetic factors. If your body is designed genetically to grow to a certain height, it is difficult to change it. You can boost your height by indulging in physical activities like skipping and playing gam...  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 inche...  Read Full »

Which medicine can be beneficial for me to increase my height without any side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, I will turn 18 years, but my height is 5 feet and 3 inches. Which medicine can be beneficial for me to increase my height without any side effects? Currently, I am taking Ashwagandha. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can still add a little to your height, as it is believed that boys can grow taller till 21 years of age. However, the rate is very slow at this age because your bones have mostly fused. You can do stretching exercises, skip, swim, and play basketball. Eat a prote...  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old male. Is there a scope for further height increase at this age?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a height of 5 feet 7 inches. Is there a scope for further height increase at this age? I read somewhere that the pituitary gland is responsible for secreting HGH hormones, which can do its job until 35 years, and that height can be increased until age 35 if...  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The bones have segments that grow; hence, height increases. The pituitary hormone (growth hormone) acts on the epiphysis (the bone growth segments). Usually, the bones stop growing at puberty or soon after, but usually by age 21. Therefore...  Read Full »

I am 5 feet tall and 16 years old. How to increase my height?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to talk to you about my height. I am a teenager who is almost 16 years old and 5 feet tall. I cannot get over my insecurity as I have a cousin who is two years younger than me, but my height is always pointed out in the family. When I was 14 years old, I stopped growing due to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. You do not have to worry because the changes you are seeing in your body are physiological, and it is normal. Height growth is seen up to 20 years of life. At the age of 12 to 16, it slows down, and then it starts...  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 (148cm) and weighs 77 pounds (35 kg). She started her period when she was 12. She grew 12 cm from 10 to 12 years and 5 cm from 12 to 13. However, she stopped growing from 13 to 14. Our mother is 5 feet 2 (157 cm), and our father is 5 feet 8 (1...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Her expected height will be from your parents' height, 165 cm approx. 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 growt...  Read Full »

I am a teenager and would like to increase my height to at least 3 inches. Please suggest a solution.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a teenager and would like to increase my height to at least by 3 inches. My height is 155 cm. Can you suggest me a solution?  Read Full »

Dr. Shaiza Hashmi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A person's height depends upon diet, genetics (means height in your family), nutrition, and exercise. Growth plates are present in bones responsible for height, and these growth plates keep closing as age progresses. In girls, their closure o...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

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