Increase Height After Kidney Transplant?

Hello, I am 22 years old and my height is 150cm and my weight is 45kg. I transplanted in January 2018. I suffered from chronic renal failure during my teenage years from 9th to 21th (growth period). Currently I am in a fit condition and the condition of new organs is stable. Can I improve my growth at the age that is completed This growth period, especially on height and weight growth, so that it can be more or less proportional to average Indonesian men (TB 170cm and BB 60kg) …? I need information about this and The best advice. thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello, thanks for the question.

A person's body growth is influenced by many things, including age, sex, genetics, nutritional status, and the presence of comorbidities. Of course the factors that can be modified are only the nutritional status and accompanying diseases. Other factors are beyond human control. A child will experience a growth spurt in the early stages of adolescence. Women will experience a faster growth spurt, usually around the age of 9-10 years. Men are a little slower than women, which is around the age of 11-12 years. Growth will stop with the end of puberty. In women around the age of 16-18 years and in men around the age of 20-22 years. At this age the bone epiphyseal plate will close and the bone will no longer be able to increase in length.

Genetic factors also influence a person's final height. Based on the height of the father and mother can be estimated child height. This does not always apply, because a person's nutritional status greatly influences one's final height. In this case, your condition that is experiencing chronic pain also causes nutritional status to be affected, so your height is not optimal.

Given your age beyond puberty, it seems difficult to be able to increase height. Sometimes certain people can still grow 1-2 cm tall in their early 20s. But generally a person has reached maximum height at that age. You can consult a nutritionist or internist for a height enhancement program. But it must be remembered that not everyone has succeeded in increasing his height. Generally, one can try to gain height by increasing the intake of vegetable and animal protein and increasing aerobic exercise, but in your case it is not recommended to do this method without doctor's advice because the risk of kidney work is too heavy. The good, you consult directly with a nutritionist to arrange a daily menu and exercise that suits you.

Hopefully this information helps you a little. Regards.

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