Anonymous asked in HealthMen's Health · 10 years ago

at the age of 17 and being male and 5,10inches could i grow to be 6 ft tall or am i just making false hope?

i am the tallest in my family e.g mom and dad but there is tall people in the family such as some of my cousins and uncles are 6ft or bigger my great granddad was 6,5 so could i have inherited those genetics?

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  • SIX6UN
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Increased height:

    First. Without becoming too technical, as your body reaches puberty the long bones become fixed in length. Fixed. Second. The height of a person is controlled by a hormone from the pituitary gland called the Human Growth Hormone HGH, too little of this juice and you'll be short and ill; too much and you play in the NBA. (no joke) Third. Synthesized HGH is readily available through doctors who give it to rich athletes like Barry Bonds, and rich movie stars like Sylvester Stallone.

    So DNA be darned! It is the HGH! For thirty years medical science has made older ball players and totally old movie stars look young; it can also treat the illness of 'being short' which is a real congenital defect.

    Two problems.

    One. Narrow window of time . . . This hormone, HGH, can easily bring a short person to full height, if, if, if they get it in time. Time.

    Second. HGH is so much in demand by rich sports/movies people that many family MDs are too wary of federal scrutiny to prescribe therapeutic HGH to the honestly short-boys who need it. Just wait they often say; everyone will say. The Ignorant among us will chant DNA as if DNA is fate. But realize, lots of people who are saying, "just wait" are really laughing, and it ain't funny.

    Your challenge is to get to a Pediatrician, Endocrinologist, or Urologist for a simple blood panel. Then you will really know your situation and options. But do this before your time for help has passed. Also, mentally toughen-up by demanding people stop laughing, demanding your folks support you – get your blood test and study the stature-age chart. Do not listen to silly anecdotes that all go like this: my mother's cousin was only five-feet tall at his graduation and now he's over six-feet tall! Yeah, right, in what fantasy-world? Time, remember, HGH requires time.

    Stature Chart

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Yes u can grow. You stop growing at the age of 21 I believe. You have loads more time!

    And you have your families tallness!!

    You are all ready very very tall! :)

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    You will grow till you are 21 years.

  • 10 years ago

    Yes, you could. Men don't stop growing until they're 21.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    It's a possibility. Don't lose hope yet.

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