# Height Growth Of A Woman Aged 17 Years?

I am a woman, now I am 17 years old, I feel my height has increased dramatically, if it is estimated that it can reach 170, and my weight is only 47 kg, that’s why yes, my height has even exceeded my father and mother, even though I am a woman, Are there any abnormalities, or is there a cause that causes my height to continue to grow?

Hello, good afternoon Arkamalik ..

Height growth of a woman will generally stop at the age of 16-20 years, whereas in men usually at the age of 18-21 years. There are several conditions that affect a person's height, namely:

genetic (hereditary). Children born to tall fathers and mothers, it is likely to be tall too, even exceeding the height of the father / mother, and this is normal. Estimated height of children can be calculated through the formula:
boys ==> (mother's height + 12.7 cm + father's height): 2
daughter ==> (father's height - 12.7 cm + mother's height): 2
This formula is only an estimate of the maximum height that can be achieved, but, as previously stated, a person's height can exceed the height of his parents.

gender, usually men tend to be taller than women
physical activity, more active children have the opportunity to have a higher body. Physical activities include running, swimming, jumping
nutrition

According to the "body length by age" growth curve released by WHO, height of 170 cm in women aged 17 years is quite normal. Thus, you do not need to worry too much about your height, instead you should be grateful for your height, because there are still many people who want to be tall but are constrained by various conditions.

What needs more attention is your Body Mass Index (BMI). Based on the calculation (assuming that your height is indeed 170cm), your BMI is around 16.26, thus it can be said that you are underweight or underweight. The causes of lack of weight can vary, ranging from food intake (calories) that are not balanced with daily activities, often skip breakfast, the underlying disease (for example worm infections, tuberculosis infections, hyperthyroidism and so on). We suggest that you check yourself with a nutritionist to consult about your body mass index that is lacking and ways to increase your weight to be more ideal. The doctor will do a question and answer, do a physical examination, and if needed the doctor may suggest certain examinations to help rule out any diseases that underlie your underweight condition, such as blood lab, x-ray, stool lab, etc. .

That's all, hopefully it helps .. :)

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