Growth And Development For Boys Aged 18 Years?

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Morning,. I am male 18 years old (height 165 cm, body weight ± 50 kg). At my age why is my body not developing? Does not develop here means the body does not widen to the side. With a height of 165 cm and a shoulder width of only 43 cm, I feel my body size is more like a junior high school student. R nMy ribs are also not too big and my hand bones are also small (my wrist circumference is only about 14 cm). Meanwhile I see the development of my friends at the age of 18 are like adults (the ratio of width and height looks proportional). Is this normal or does my body need more time to develop than others? Thank you. R n r nNB: I have tried to gain weight (from 42 kg to ± 50 kg), but there was no significant change in the size of my bones.

1 Answer:

Hello Alexander


The shape of each human body is certainly different, this is influenced by the genetic code that is owned by each person, only then there are other factors that play a role in influencing body shape such as the intake of nutrients from food-drinks and physical activity (sports ) conducted by that person.


What you experience gives the impression that there are no health problems / abnormalities, so don't feel strange if your body and weight are much smaller than your other friends as long as your body does not experience any symptoms such as pain, cough that does not heal, chills , the body feels weak, etc. then the condition of your body is relatively healthy, while the small body shape is a variation of each individual human.


The most important factor in body shape is the genetic code inherited from your parents, so if the body shape of both parents or one of them has a shape that is also small then this situation is normal, however if your parents actually have a tall and large body shape can still have offspring whose body shape is not as big as they are, this is because in a person's genetic traits that rarely appear (recessive) so that even though parents and siblings have a body size that is more or less just as big, don't be surprised if there are children whose body shapes are very different.


Apart from being recessive, food intake factors also play a role, such as their habit of consuming foods whose nutritional value is not balanced will tend to experience growth and development disorders or if eating too much it will cause obesity.


In men, height increases and bone development will stop at the age of 18-21 years, and of course this is different for each person. So that consuming too much food will not necessarily make your body's bones become large, but often it will only gain weight as a result of increasing the amount of fat reserves in the body.


So that Alexander does not need to be inferior to other friends, because every individual human has a different body shape, but try to consume balanced nutritious food and regular exercise that can help increase height, so that body shape remains fit or even athletic.


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