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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I need few doubts/clarification on the human height ?, till wht age height will increase ?
Doctor :   Height gain occurs usually till one reaches puberty.
Doctor :   I mean till the completion of puberty.
Doctor :   This on average is 18-20 years.
Doctor :   Further increase in height isn
Doctor :   *Is not scientifically possible.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   i'm not sure about puberty ?
Doctor :   Let me explain, puberty is that stage of human being where is few endocrine functions of the body starts.
Doctor :   The effect of these hormones on the body causes rapid increase in the growth.
Doctor :   On average, the puberty age is between 14-16 years in male, and 12-14 years in female.
Doctor :   This is the time where growth will be maximum.
Doctor :   It starts slowing down after completion of puberty and growth ceases to occur after 18-20 years of age.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes
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User :   Any idea whts the average height of indian male & female ?
Doctor :   Average height for an Indian male is about 5 feet and 6 inch and Indian female is 5 feet and 2 inch.
User :   Ok thanks, im 5.7 and I'm bit worry about my wife's height which is 4.10, do u think 4.10 is too short ?
Doctor :   4.10 is short when compared to the average Indian women.
Doctor :   with regards to only height, your wife can have some trouble during delivery needing caesarian section. Except for this disadvantage, she may not have any other problem, if she is medically fit.
Doctor :   The height of an individual is determined by genetic markers and modified by endocrine functions.
Doctor :   A height of 4.10 isn't too concerning needing for a medical evaluation, if all her other functions are normal and if she is medically fit.
Doctor :   Hence you need not be concerned.
Doctor :   Follow up with gynaecologist regularly during pregnancy and delivery. and thats it.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes Dr, I'm 29 and she is 23 now, we've got married last june, she is pregnant now 6+ months, regularly following up with gynaecologist done 2 ultrascan, till now everything normal.
Doctor :   Except for the chances of needing caesarian section, there should not be any other complications.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes dr
User :   I've one more query
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   heard some myths, there will be chances of increasing height after the delieverly, how truth that is ?. is there any chances of increasing her height by doing exercises or taking good nutirons further ?
Doctor :   Height gain after the mentioned age is not scientifically possible.
Doctor :   Back exercises/correction of any abnormal posture can cause relative increase in the height, But the change may be very small.
User :   how good wearing high heels during pregnancy ?
Doctor :   Wearing high heals can cause back pain.
Doctor :   And hence best to be avoided during pregnancy.
User :   parental genitic will impact the one the child growth, again myths if it is a girl baby will reflect mother height and boy baby will reflect father height ?
User :   my dad is 5.6 and my mom is 4.11, I'm 5.7 and my sister is 5.1, from that im concluding
Doctor :   Genetic markers that decide the growth are the same.
Doctor :   It's the hormonal factors that develop later that cause the difference.
User :   sorry for interrupt
User :   i got a meeting here. just put a reply for the last query,
User :   and thanks a lot for these clarification, it helps a lot, thanks again
Doctor :   The hormone difference between boys and girls, other nutritional factors are the ones that cause the disparity of height between girls and boys,
Doctor :   and its not the genetic factors here.
Doctor :   Hope you have understood.
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