Teenage Problems/height


Iam 15 yrs old and my current ht is 5ft 3inch. Over past 2 and a half yrs I a have stop growing tall all. I do masturbation over past 3yrs once daily, maximum twice. Is masturbation the cause for my ht? How can Igrow tall?  Please help. Your kind advice is highly grateful to me .

Hello Bridu,

I am assuming you are a boy since I am not familiar with names.  Your height is dependent upon the average height of both of your parents. Indulging in masturbation has no effect on your height. There are plenty of people who will tell you otherwise but masturbation has no effect at all. Proper nutrition and getting enough sleep (which for teenagers is like at least nine hours a night. Most people, especially teens do not get nine hours of sleep each night. You should eat a diet high in vegetables that are high in calcium. Whole milk which contains a lot of calcium is also required. Our bones need calcium and we also need vitamin D. In the US all milk has vitamin D added to it. It was discovered in the 1920-30's that children who did not receive sun exposure (our skin makes vitamin D) were prone to developing a disease called "rickets".  The US Federal Government required all milk products to have supplemental Vitamin D added to the milk products. This does not mean you should start overdoing taking vitamin D or drinking large quantities of milk.
   What you need to do is to get plenty of restful sleep and eat a good diet which should include milk several times a day. In the US we used to be given a half pint of milk in the morning and again at noon time. It was to insure all children got the calcium and vitamin D to build strong bones. You have about six more years of growth ahead of you before you reach your adult height. When you lie down and get to stretch out as when sleeping your body is relaxed and that's when most growth and repair of the body takes place. I was always tall for my age. I always drank at least four glasses of milk a day. During the summer break when we had no school I used to sleep late and I always believed that is why I grew tall (6ft 1 inch). I became taller than both of my parents. Masturbation is done by every teenage boy all over the world. They may deny it but they are lying if they say they do not do it. You did not mention what religious faith you have. I ask only to encourage everyone to attend religious services as much as they can, I hope this helps you. If you have other concerns feel free to ask a follow up question.

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