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When does 16 year old stop growing ?

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i\'m 16 years old . i am 6.036 feets tall and weight nearly 70 kilogrammes but i am fit . i want to know when i\'ll stop growing in height and what should i eat for a healthy growth

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replied January 23rd, 2018
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

The actual height a person achieves depends on both genetic factors and personal factors. So if your parents or grandparents or uncle/aunts are tall, you will get this tall stature from them. There is nothing you can do about this part.

However the personal factors you can take care of. A good balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, proteins, milk and yoghurt, cereals etc is required to be taken daily. Try to get regular exercise like cycling or swimming or jogging. Until 18 years you are likely to add a centimeter or two every year.

Also, the height you gain depends on your growth chart. Some boys do show a growth spurt in early teens and you may fall in this category. Then the growth will slow between 16-18 years. Others show a spurt in later teen years and grow taller suddenly when they are 16-18 years. So please check your growth chart.

Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance. This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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