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Old 12-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Ways to get taller?

I know it's a bit of a stupid question but I was curious. I am 18 years old and I stand at 5'6. It's not terribly short I suppose, but I am notably shorter than most other guys in my age vicinity. In fact I cannot think of one male friend my age who is my height or shorter. I am starting to get a little worried because I fear I am done growing and I'm sort of hoping this isn't it. Especially since I have more of a baby face than a masculine one, I am starting to worry I am done developing.
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Height is determined primarily by your genetics. If your parents are tall, there is a correlation that you yourself can be tall. Same goes if your grandparents or even your great grandparents are tall. It's best to see a doctor if you have a healthy diet and exercise and remain the same height, because you may have a growth hormone deficiency. Since you're 18, you're on the cusp of finishing growing. Girls finish growing at 16 whereas guys finish at about 21. If your growth plates are closed, exercising might not help. Drugs and alcohol are known to stunt growth, but caffeine does not. It's best to see a doctor for more information.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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I don't smoke or drink.
Both my parents are relatively short, but I thought that meant the offspring would grow up and be tall(er) (maybe I should have payed more attention during this unit in Bio.)
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Yeah, you're probably not going to find a lega/practical way to get any taller other than to hope you've got another growth spurt in you somewhere in the next 3 or so years.
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I don't smoke or drink.
Both my parents are relatively short, but I thought that meant the offspring would grow up and be tall(er) (maybe I should have payed more attention during this unit in Bio.)
Not necessarily. If your parents are short, there is a chance you'll be short. You can look back to your grandparents or even great grandparents height, but if they were short, you'll technically be short. There are circumstances when hormones mutate and children end up much taller than their parents, but of course, that's pretty rare. Not impossible, just rare.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #7
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Oh boy. Guess it's "elevated shoes" then?
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Er....I am a male (it's in my name).
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Er....I am a male (it's in my name).
Though Mom's heels would match one outfit in my wardrobe quite lovely.
And the fact stretching doesn't help at all lol.

But high heels would be good. You can become Gamegirl and win all the men.
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