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Have you ever wondered what makes human height stop growing? For some people, it could stop by the age of 18 years while for some unfortunate ones, it could be before that. Let us see what the reasons why our height stops growing are.

Reasons why human height stops growing

Genetic factors: Our genes inherited from our parents play a big role in deciding our appearance and growth. These genes together with other factors sometimes become responsible for the inhibition of linear growth. They cause the cells to stop multiplying and lengthen bones thereby stopping the growth in height.

Unhealthy Lifestyle: Health and development is greatly affected by your lifestyle choices like behaviors and attitudes. People who make healthy choices are found to prolong their growth than those who do not. Unhealthy lifestyle triggers a lot of health problems including diseases and bring the growth in height to a standstill.

Poor diet: Food is the fuel that runs the bodily functions. It increases blood circulation and good metabolism resulting in larger bones. Bone growth also depends on absorption of calcium from the food. So if you don't eat right, the growth and development of the body will be negatively affected.

Inadequate sleep: You might have heard that inadequate sleep causes a lot of health issues. During sleep, the pituitary gland becomes active which secretes hormones for growth and development. Sleeping for very less time hinders the production of these hormones which could result in slowing down the height growth.

Apart from above, there are a number of other factors that affect height like physical environment, stress levels etc. You may take care from the beginning itself so that many of these factors do not affect you. Healthy food is the most basic thing you can rely on which promises healthy growth and development.

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