Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 8 years ago

how can i be 170 cm ?

i am 13 years old with 143 cm height

my mom is 152 and dad is 160

i want to grow ..please help

2 Answers

  • ny
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    There are numbers of reasons why a person is not tall, and most of them do not

    have any effective treatment.

    Probably the commonest cause is genetic, that is to say that one or

    both your parents are below average height, or that short stature runs

    in your family. There is really nothing that can be done about this.

    The other cause that most people know about is a deficiency of growth

    hormone, which is produced by the pituitary gland situated at the base

    of the brain. If a deficiency of this hormone is discovered early

    enough in life, it is sometimes possible to give treatment with

    injections of growth hormone to increase height. However, by the time

    you get to 17 years of age, your bones may not respond to the effect

    of the hormone. The only way to find out if you have this condition is

    to discuss it with your doctor. Blood tests an X-rays to see how your

    bones are growing can usually make the diagnosis, but for treatment

    you would need referral to a specialist. These investigations should

    also show if there is any other cause for your short stature.

    But you should not think that it will definitely help you. Medical

    science can not make you the way you want to be - and it is true not

    only for height - so it's better to accept yourself as you are. Tall

    people are not necessary happier than short people - look at the

    tallest man in Ukraine, who was stripped of his title, lives alone

    with his mother, and has constant legs pain!

    The exercises they advertise on-line may increase your height

    temporarily for 0,5 - 1 cm, it's hardly noticeable and does not worth

    the trouble: your height varies during the day on its own.

    Very occasionally, surgeons will try an operation to lengthen the

    bones in the legs. This is very difficult, and takes many months or

    even years, and a series of operations. It is a dreadful operation,

    and I mentioned it only because you may have heard of it. Never

    consider mutilating yourself for a miserable increase in height, and

    be happy as you are.

  • 8 years ago

    Just be healthy.

    Eat fruit, vegetables, milk, fish and protein filled foods like chicken.

    There's only so much you can do as it's mainly genetic.

    I'm 17 and 177cm. I'll probably reach 180 as that's the height of my dad. I might reach 185, but I'm unsure.

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