Height growth in teenagers

Asked January 12, 2017, 5:10 AM EST

I'm a 13-year-old girl and I'm 158 cm and 45 kg. I started my first period when I was 11 and at that time I was 156 cm. I would like to know if my height can grow anymore and if yes, how can I help my height grow fast. My father is 175 cm and my mother is 153 cm

Outside United States

1 Response

It is possible you may grow taller. Height is usually determined by genetics and environmental factors, namely nutrition. Genetics usually determine between 60%-80% of what your height will be. Eating a healthy diet especially during childhood ages may help increase height.