Height Growth In Adolescents Aged 17 Years?

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Hello, I am a teenager aged 17 years and I have taken drugs containing steroids and my right leg was broken and had a pen placed for almost 2 years, my height is now only 165 cm, can I still increase my height? thank you

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Height is determined by various things, including the height of the parents, the nutrition consumed, the exercise they do, age, growth hormone levels in the body, stress levels, and the presence or absence of a growth plate.

Growth plates are the names of certain structures found in the long bones, such as the bones of the upper arm, forearm, thighbone, and shin. The lengthening or height of a person's body is caused by the opening of these plates. When this plate is closed, the possibility that a person can no longer increase. In men, this plate closes on average at age 20-21 years and in women, closes on average at 19-20 years.

So that in your case, who is still 17 years old, even though you have a history of fractures, your chances of getting taller are still there. Support your potential for height with sports that use leg movements such as swimming, playing basketball and cycling because the more you use them, the more nutrients your bones and muscles will be given so that they can grow more optimally. Increase the consumption of protein from soybeans, beef, tempeh, green beans, milk, eggs, cheese and yogurt for healthy bones and muscles, and don't forget to get enough rest because it is during the night that the bones grow. So, hopefully it answers your question.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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