Height growth is achieved with the help of growth hormones. A person can gain a height of two inches every year from the age of one till puberty. After hitting puberty, height growth is achieved by four inches. For girls, growth spurs begin early in their teenage years. Faster height growth can be achieved by exercising regularly and taking a good protein diet.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »