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Unfortunately, height is genetically based. At 24 years old, it is unlikely that you will grow more, but the only way to know for sure is if you have an x ray done of the growth plates in your bones to see if they have disappeared. If they have, then there really is no natural way to increase height. There are surgical procedures (See this article) where ...


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Consider this ideal weight calculator for example. For a 25 yo male with a height of 9'6'' (289 cm), the optimal weight should be around 342 - 462 pounds (155kg - 210kg). By the way, the tallest man ever was only 8'11'' (272cm) tall (see here). You might want to read about BMI


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It's possible, but don't count on it. Amazingly, there isn't really much in the literature about this that I could find - most studies focus on maternal weight, not height. While the absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence, you'd think some of these dozens (or rather hundreds) of studies would have noticed women not only putting on weight, but also ...


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The only known non-surgical method of gaining height at this age is to go into space. Without the pull of earth's ground level gravity astronauts have been shown to gain height. Astronauts in space can grow up to 3 percent taller during the time spent living in microgravity, NASA scientists say. That means that a 6-foot-tall (1.8 meters) person could ...


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The only way to tell if you are going to grow taller or not is to have an x-ray done of the epiphyseal plates. These are segments at each end of the long bones in your body where bone growth (and thus height increase) occur. They are cartilaginous plates that gradually increase the length of the bone by laying down new matrix. When they are fully closed and ...


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There are health risks associated with being underweight. The NIH BMI calculator returns 16.6 for a 5'1" 88 lb person and says anything under 18.5 is underweight. There is less information available about the risks of a low BMI than a high one, but I found a page from the NHS in the UK. It suggests fatigue and a lowered immune system are worries. There is a ...


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No, it does not mean the baby will be small forever. Some children are small because their genes will lead them to be small adults. Others start out small because of issues during the pregnancy, and eventually become more typical. Others slow their rate of growth because something is wrong, such as an illness or a problem with nutrition. That's why growth is ...


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To answer the first part of the question, we see claustrophobia due to the use of MRI and CT scanners. Over 80 million MR procedures are now performed each year worldwide. For an MR scan, patients typically have to be placed in a long, narrow tube [2]. Thus, claustrophobia preventing MR imaging is a common problem. Between 1% and 15% of all patients ...


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Though adults can't grow anymore, as was explained by previous answers, cosmetic bone lengthening does exist. Simply explained, the surgeon breaks the bones and slowly extends the gap between the bone fragments as they heal. article There is little scientific evidence about the risks of this procedure, as it rarely done in the western world. But beside the ...


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The percentile system doesn't mean anything from one measure only. The criteria behind it, is that the organism you are checking is growing up, so is mandatory to follow up his grow process. This leads us to measure babies multiple times during the infant life (but also during the fetal life!!), and this allows us to create a curve. Usually a baby under ...


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