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  • The HealthGal
    Health Guide
    September 24, 2008
    The HealthGal
    Health Guide
    September 24, 2008

    Your height is mostly genetic, though yes, some women continue to grow until age 20/21. The only way to see if you were going to continue growing would be to get could get and X-ray to see if your growth plates are still open. However, I would not recommend that as a good reason for unnecessary X-ray exposure. 

     

    I'd look at the women in your family—mom, sisters, aunts—and see what their growth patterns were. If you have not gone through your full puberty cycle your hormones may kick in and give you a small boost!

    • divek
      January 13, 2010
      divek
      January 13, 2010

      my dad hieght is same as mine . i m now 18 and my younger brother is of 15 he is 6 feet nd i m 3 inch shorter than him

      why so?

       are there any methods or diet for hieght growth 

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    • Rahul Bhatia
      February 11, 2010
      Rahul Bhatia
      February 11, 2010

      is it possible to increase the height after age of 27?

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    • The HealthGal
      February 11, 2010
      The HealthGal
      Health Guide
      February 11, 2010

      It is unlikely that you would grow unless you have an unusual health condition -most if not all young men tend to hit their mature height within a year of their growth plate closures wich is usually between the ages of 16, 17 and 21.  You can, however continue to mature from a muscular perspective.  doing stretching, Pilates, yoga might help your posture and allow you to "appear taller.'

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    • xara
      November 17, 2011
      xara
      November 17, 2011

      im 5'3 19yrs old ...is is possible that i can boost atleast to 5'6 or 5'7 ya more.....my dads side and mom side mostly every one is 5'9 above...cn u advice me someting

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    • suresh
      July 03, 2012
      suresh
      July 03, 2012

      regulr excercises makes man tall

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    • uxuf
      December 06, 2012
      uxuf
      December 06, 2012

      i am 19 y/o and havent grown since the age of 16. do i have chances to grow by 21?

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    • karthik
      December 21, 2012
      karthik
      December 21, 2012

      hai, i gave u small tips,i hope its use full to u, take a milk 3 times per day b,coz milk have calicum content,calcium is use full to bones

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    • Maan
      December 26, 2012
      Maan
      December 26, 2012

      I want to grow taller, right now i am 24,5.4 inch long and weight 120 lbs. In you post above i read that (If you are not showing manly musculature and still very lean and "adolescent looking" your testosterone might still kick in with some height growth too.)

       

      My father is 5.7 inch tall and mother 5.1 inch.

       

      This looks like mine case, some people call me child when they look at me. How can testosterone kick some growth to my height?

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    • Shani
      November 17, 2014
      Shani
      November 17, 2014
      is 5' 8'' a gud height for 19yr boy in india.its actually me..i am very upset with my height :( READ MORE
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