Can Losing Weight Increase Height?
I want to ask, now I’m 18 years old, my body weight is 175 bb, 95. What if I lose weight height can I add? Thanks
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There are several factors that affect height that can be achieved by an individual, including:
The potential height that can be reached by an individual can be estimated based on the height information of the parents. For men, their potential height (in centimeters) can be estimated using the following formula:
Male potential height = [(mother's height + father's height + 13 cm]: 2 ± 8.5 cm
The potential height of a woman can be estimated by the following formula:
Female potential height = [(Mother's height + Father's height - 13 cm]: 2 ± 8.5 cm
The main nutrient that supports growth is protein. In addition, adequate intake of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D accompanied by regular exercise is also beneficial for maintaining bone density. Examples of protein sources are egg whites, chicken meat, fish, tofu, tempeh, and beans. It is recommended to eat balanced nutritious food in 3 main meals and 2 servings of intermittent meals.
To support growth, sports that are recommended are those that put pressure on long bones, for example: running, jumping rope, swimming, athletics, basketball, badminton, etc.
So, weight loss will not necessarily affect the increase in height. Bone growth can continue as long as the growth plate in the long bone has not closed yet. Usually the closure of bone growth plates when towards the end of puberty, which is around the age of 20 years. Investigations in the form of bone X-rays can help identify whether the closure of long bone plates has occurred.
You are advised to consult directly with your doctor so that evaluation and planning of nutrition programs and physical activity are appropriate to help achieve optimal potential height. Through history taking and physical examination, including weight and height, your doctor will help calculate your individual nutritional needs.
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