Will I Grow Taller Than My Father or Grandfather?
TeenHealthFX invites you to visit WedMD: How Tall Will I Be? This resource discusses height/growing.
In addition to genes, your height is determined by many factors, including:
- Height and growth patterns, such as early or delayed growth of family members
- When you reached puberty
- Any chronic illnesses that you have
The best way to determine your height is to review your growth chart with your pediatrician. He/she will track your height at your annual physical. TeenHealthFX invites you to ask your doctor about this topic during your next annual physical exam. If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.