Height Gain

The height of a person is determined by their DNA (genes). Other factors such as diet, hormones, and medical conditions too play a role in achieving a height gain. Taking a protein and calcium-rich diet and following an exercise pattern regularly can help to achieve a good height. Having a good sleep of 8 hours every day promotes growth in children.

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I am 19 years old and very short for my age. Which supplements can I take to increase my height?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 19-year-old. My height is very short, so I want to increase my height. My weight is average. Which supplements can I take to increase my height?  Read Full »


Roopa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been good if you had given your weight. Then calories required for your height and weight could have been calculated. Now concentrate on protein sources. Include egg whites, lean meat like skinless chicken, and fish in your diet if you are a non-vegetaria...  Read Full »

I am 22-year-old and five feet in height. Will it be possible to increase my height by seven inches?

Query: Hi doctor,My height is five feet, and I want to increase it to at least five feet and seven inches. So what kind of diet and medicine is to be taken? I am a 22-year-old and five feet in height. I have not taken any medication or gotten treatment. Is it possible to increase height after age 22 with m...  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can choose healthy food choices and reach the required calorie count. It would be helpful. Medications have excess side effects. It is better to consult with a dietician in person. Till then, I suggest you follow these steps : Increase high protein diet include almon...  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 »


Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

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 »

Please suggest a medicine to correct height problem.

Query: Hi doctor, My cousin is 10 years old, but he is short for his age. His grandfather, father and sister are also short. Is there any medicine for growth or height problem that occurs due to hereditary?  Read Full »


Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern. Your cousin of 10 years old is quite normal to have this much height. I have gone through the picture what you sent me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sometimes, low height will be genetic in nature. In 70 percentage ...  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 »


Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

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 attain appropriate height and weight for my age?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My weight is 53 kg and height is 167 cm. I look small for my age. There is no appropriate growth. Can you suggest any medication or supplement for this?  Read Full »


Talati Vidhi Hareshbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and I would like to suggest you some natural way to increase your body growth. There are many factors that affect the body height and weight such as gender, age, genetics, lifestyle, diet, etc. If there is no weight gain despite eating ...  Read Full »

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