Can You Grow Taller After 18 Years Old?


Asked by Stubborn

Can You Grow Taller After 18 Years Old?

Is it possible for a girl to gain height after 18 years old? Are there any exercises or types of food that can increase height growth?


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!

Answered by Amy Hendel, P.A.