zachery asked in HealthMen's Health · 9 years ago

Am I gonna grow anymore?

I'm 16 and about 5'8 now and I've been this height ever since 9th grade. I'm also about the same height as my dad now. Is there any chance that I will still grow? I hate being short. I'm a boy btw.

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  • SIX6UN
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    Yes, five-feet eight . . . you are a bit short. So then go! See a doctor and read on. 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.

    I say '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 really 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 second cousin was only five-feet tall at his graduation and now he's over six-feet tall! Yeah, right, in what fantasy-world do they live? Time, remember, HGH requires time. Good Luck.

    Stature Chart

    http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/...

    Check out this quote is from a great site – Magic Foundation:

    Quote: "What surprises most people is the fact that [HGH deficiency] affects much more than just a child's height. Concerns for families of children diagnosed with Growth Hormone Deficiency include serious problems relating to; heart strength, lung capacity, bone density, immune system function and much more! The entire body is affected if a child is growth hormone deficient! Therefore, it is IMPORTANT to identify children with growth hormone deficiency as early as possible to avoid the permanent internal delays and damage in addition to the potential loss of permanent inches."

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    5'8 is just a half inch below average. But if you have not grown in a while, most likely are done growing in height, and given you are the same size as your dad that would seem logical.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Most likely. Most people don't stop growing until their in their 20's. Don't worry you have plently of time. Just be sure to eat healthy and stay active.

  • 9 years ago

    boys grow late rin life. In the next few months or years, you'll grow.

    please answer mine http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201012...

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