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 can height be increased in an 18-year-old boy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, boy, and I am 5 feet 1 inch tall. I feel like I am not growing after 14 years. What is the cure to increase my height? I am not on any medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Sheetal Kamble

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many factors that allows to stop the height growth like genetic or family history- If your parents are shorter in height then it is less likely that you grow taller than certain height. Also, if there is some genetic issue with your body then that does not al...  Read Full »

Is there any possibility to increase the height from 155 cm to 157.5 cm in a 22 year old man?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 22 years old male and want to join technical duty branch in the Indian Air Force. But my height is 155 cm, and the airforce eligibility criteria for the required height is 157.5 cm. So I cannot hold this height criteria.I want to increase my height by up to 157.5 cm. My mother's he...  Read Full »


Dr. Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Fitness Expert, Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once you achieve 18 years, your bones of the whole body can become fused. Now according to scientific research, there will be very less or no chance to gain height. But for your satisfaction, you can do vigorous exercise pull-ups, yoga practice, and pranayama practi...  Read Full »

How can I improve my height?

Query: Hello doctor, I just turned 18 two months back. I am 5'8.5". 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". That is my...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Does HGH help you grow taller?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it possible to grow taller with HGH therapy? I am so extremely insecure about my height. I am 5'10" and I realize that is not that short. My past two girlfriends have broken up with me and mentioned my height as a reason. I realize it sounds ridiculous to other people, but I am worried...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Height is something that is determined by genes. Yes, there are medicines for increasing height, but it should be used only if you are found to be having growth hormone deficiency. I would want to ask you a few questions. What is your mother's and father's height? What wa...  Read Full »

Please suggest some height gaining tips.

Query: How to increase my height? I am 23 years old.  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Growth in terms of height drastically reduces after puberty. You have not mentioned your gender. Theoretically, with proper nutrition and under ideal circumstances, growth in height stops in women at 18 years and in men at 24 years. This does not consider other factors...  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

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

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 »

Will dancing help me to gain a good height?

Query: Hi doctor, What can I do to increase my height? Does dancing help in increasing height?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To increase your height, you should eat a healthy diet and more fruits. It is advisable to do regular exercise like cycling, walking and running. Dancing does not help much in increasing height. You have a young age, and your height will increase gradually. If there is ...  Read Full »

How to improve my height at the age of 19?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 19 years old. How can I improve my height?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Growth in height is very difficult after 18 years of age. I will not say it is impossible, but it is very difficult. I recommend you to do skipping, pull-ups and basketball. I also recommend you to get a serum TSH test done (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and revert back wi...  Read Full »

What should I do to make my son grow taller?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 10 years old. His height is only 125 cm, and he weighs 27.3 kg. I am worried about his short stature. We recently got an x-ray of his hands taken, to know his bone age. The x-ray revealed that it is 9.4. Does it have any relation with his femur length and humerus length whe...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your son's height, and it appears that he has a constitutional short stature. He is below the third percentile for height. There is no relation between femur length and humerus length in the embryo stage, and his present height. The child u...  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

Family Physician, General Practitioner

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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