Height Growth and Development

The period of growth and development that we all experience is called puberty. If you have already gone through it you will no doubt remember it as a painful time in which you will have experienced lots of changes, both emotionally and physically that may have had a lasting impact on you. It is difficult to say what your potential height will be once you have gone through this time although there are a number of theories. Some will suggest that the height you will reach after you have gone through the necessary growth and development stage will be an average of your parent’s height or could be affected by your diet and exercise etc. It goes without saying that it is important to eat healthily and get the right amount of exercise, but for some this won’t make much of a difference when it comes to what height they will reach after puberty. There are some who simply do not produce enough growth hormone, which will ultimately affect how tall they get to be.

It is important to consider what the average rate of growth is and what changes can be expected over the course of childhood into adulthood. In males during childhood, height is expected to increase by 2 inches every year, whereas this doubles during adolescence at some points throughout puberty. For girls, the situation is different again because they will start puberty earlier, but also finish earlier. At one point both girls and boys of the same age will match each other on height but over time this will change with the end result leaving girls around 5 inches shorter than boys on average. This average height difference is due to the fact that the period of growth and development for boys is longer than it is for girls so they have more time to achieve this height.

There are genetic implications for height that impact just how much a person will grow during their period of growth and development in that some genetic illnesses have the ability to prevent or inhibit growth.  The National Centre for Health and Statistics has considered this time of growth and development in greater detail and looks to map average growth along different points in time. Using the information collated it was possible to find the position of any individual in terms of their height and age to find where they were in comparison to their periods. This would make it possible to see how many were shorter or taller in that age group of all those that were sampled.

It was suggested that realistically an individual will stay at the same position in comparison to their periods so that if they are in the 50th percentile they will be shorter than half and taller than half and are likely to remain so for the rest of their lives. Because of this, it is possible to assume that if a person changes their height percentile there may be a problem that requires consideration. If a doctor looks at the percentile that an individual was at during early stages of puberty and sees that it has altered then they may use that information to look for problems with that person’s health.

Puberty can be described as a falling into three categories, described as early, middle and late and the person’s maturity will depend in which category they fall into. Whilst a person’s height percentile may stay the same throughout this period of growth and development, their weight percentile may fluctuate and their emotional maturity will too. Those factors that affect height will not necessarily affect weight and emotional changes. Whilst in early puberty a person might be fully adept in dealing with tasks that they must handle independently, they may not be as tall as their peers, just as a person who is much taller than their peers may not be able to handle these tasks as successfully. How self-sufficient, mature and emotionally well-adjusted a person is will be a lot to do with their family, the amount of support they have had and how they have been brought up but these factors will not be able to grow a person to be taller.

After the period of growth and development has ceased and a person has stopped growing, they may find that whilst they are fully emotionally mature, they are unhappy with how tall they got to be. This might be because they have suffered illness, have failed to produce enough growth hormones or have just not gotten to be as tall as they had imagined. If that person has suffered with illness there may have been some medical intervention during childhood but for some the problem is less obvious and is more of a personal dissatisfaction with their physical attributes, however ill-founded.

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