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Is it possible to increase height in a 30 year old person?

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: i am 30 years old .my hight is 4feet 8 inches. i want to incrise my higdt . what can i do.
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No further increase in height is possible at the age of 30 years.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to health care magic,

Height is determined by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Human growth is regulated by somatotropin (human growth hormone) which is secreted by anterior pituitary gland, which gradually subside after adolescence.

Bones grow by contribution of new bone from growth plates at each end of long bones. After adolescence these get ossified & there after no further growth is possible.

Thus height of females or in case of males, stops to increase further at the age 16 to 18 years and 18 to 21 years respectively.

I am sorry, to say that as you are already 30 years old, no further increase in height is possible.

Although some orthopaedic surgeons or hospitals claim to increase the length of bones by applying traction and thus height but all these are related to bone itself.

Hope, I have answered your query and if you have any doubt feel free to ask me

Take care,

Thanks and Regards,

Dr.sandipkabra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sandip Kabra (50 minutes later)
Can you give me the name or address of some arthopaedic surgeons or hospital who claim to increase the length of bones
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Could you tell me your location or city?

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for the follow-up query,

Since i am trying the link 'User's location' since morning hours but its not working because of some technical error.

Could you tell me your location or city so,that i can suggest some hospitals name for the orthopaedician.

Thanks with Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Is it possible to increase height in a 30 year old person?

Brief Answer: No further increase in height is possible at the age of 30 years. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to health care magic, Height is determined by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Human growth is regulated by somatotropin (human growth hormone) which is secreted by anterior pituitary gland, which gradually subside after adolescence. Bones grow by contribution of new bone from growth plates at each end of long bones. After adolescence these get ossified & there after no further growth is possible. Thus height of females or in case of males, stops to increase further at the age 16 to 18 years and 18 to 21 years respectively. I am sorry, to say that as you are already 30 years old, no further increase in height is possible. Although some orthopaedic surgeons or hospitals claim to increase the length of bones by applying traction and thus height but all these are related to bone itself. Hope, I have answered your query and if you have any doubt feel free to ask me Take care, Thanks and Regards, Dr.sandipkabra