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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How to increase height in females after 21 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old female student with great interest in human growth. More specifically, growth in height, as in getting taller. As learned from textbooks, teenagers stop growing around 18 to 21 years old. Well, I have always been optimistic about everything, and I refuse to believe t...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your detailed information and would like to answer your query one by one. Unfortunately, not anymore. You cannot gain any more height now. You can maximize your growth only horizontally and not vertically now. That means you can only gain muscle or fat but ...  Read Full »

Can testosterone level show changes due to increased height and weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. When I was at the age of 11, I had an accident where boiling water fell on my lower body. After a year, I started gaining weight, gynecomastia, and other problems related to puberty. At the age of 15, I consulted an endocrinologist and he checked my testosterone ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In our body, testosterone produced is converted to estrogen in the peripheral parts of the body in certain locations. This estrogen can give rise to breast tissue, less facial hair, and other problems. But it happens in a controlled manner...  Read Full »

Can you please help increase my height?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and my height is 145.5 cm. I would really love to have it increased. Could you please help me out?  Read Full »


Dr. Khalid Shaikh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your query, you are 18 years old with a height of 145.5 cms. To help you with your query, let's first understand a person's "Height," this physical character is dependent on genetic and medical causes. By genetic, if your parents, grandparents are tall, short, o...  Read Full »

How to identify if your height will increase any further?

Query: Hi doctor, I was wondering if you can help me with some information regarding my height. I am 5 feet 4 inches, and I am 17 years and 5 months old. My father is 5 feet 6 inches tall, and my mother is 4 feet 11 inches tall. Is there a chance I can get an inch or two more in height? I am not sure if I...  Read Full »


Dr. Balamurugan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Apart from genetics and hormones, nutrition and physical activity play an essential role in normal growth. Mid puberty changes include increased pubic hair, axillary hair, acne, and adult body odor. Whereas in late mid puberty, boys achieve pe...  Read Full »

How to increase my daughter's height?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 4 years 5 months old. Her height is 100 cm tall, and weight is 15 kg. I want to know whether the height and weight are normal for that age. My height is 5 feet 7 inches and her mother is 5 feet tall. I am worried about her height. I want her to be at least 5 feet 4 inches. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing all the details. I would like to congratulate you that your child is growing quite well right now. The final height depends on many factors. Parent's height determines the genetic potential of the child by which we can have an idea of chi...  Read Full »

Please suggest some supplements to grow taller.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is a 15 year old boy. I am 157 cm, which I think is short for a 15 year old. Is there any supplement or vitamin that he can take to grow taller?  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Height is quite a concern for teens. We have to figure out that the height we have is predominately a genetic factor. So, traits like height, hair, eyes and facial expression we get it from our ancestor. If your parents are tall, then there are ...  Read Full »

Can proper nutrition, running, and stretching help an 18-year-old grow taller?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old with a height of five feet five inches. Can I have an increase in height by doing running with stretching exercise and by taking proper nutrition? I need an expert opinion. Please help me.   Read Full »


Dr. Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern about gaining height. Height is a genetically predetermined one and we cannot change anything beyond a certain limit. Height gets affected due to the growth of long bones and it becomes fixed once we reach 18 years. You can do other exercis...  Read Full »

Why is my 9 years old daughter's height only 120 cm?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is nine years old with a height of three feet. I am worried about her height. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Artur Holubka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter's height is not too small for her age but she is short. Deficiency of anabolic hormones, severe somatic disease, genetic and chromosomal disease can cause retardation in growth. It can also occur due to hereditary factors. Children of short parents are kno...  Read Full »

Is it possible to increase my height with growth hormone therapy?

Query: Hello doctor, My height is 174 cm. My legs look small, and I think because of that, I am not tall. I want growth hormone therapy. I have lost some muscles in the gym, and my Igf level is 139 ng/ml. I am obese, with a weight of 96 kg. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The first thing to note is your IGF (insulin-growth-factor) is less than average for your age. However, multiple factors affect its levels in the body, including workouts in the gym. If you have given your sample immediately after the...  Read Full »

How to increase my height?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. Is there any hormone therapy to increase my height? If yes, then what will be the estimated cost?  Read Full »


Dr. Kartik Revanappa Kumbhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, by this age, all the epiphyses (area of bone where growth occurs) will have fused with almost no growth potential. Hence hormones may not work. To see whether the epiphyses have fused or not, you may have to get x-rays of your legs. But then again, it is alm...  Read Full »

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