Why does our body stop growing after a certain age?
All living beings grow. The process of growth is a natural way of life. Plants, animals, birds, and human beings all start growing up just after the conception. In the first nine months, the foetus develops in the mother’s womb and keeps on growing after birth also. When a child is born, he is about 50 centimeters high. And in the next 20 years his height becomes more than triple. Mans growth stops after the age of 20-22 years.
Growth almost stops by the late teenage
In its simplest sense, growing means adding living matter to the matter, which is already present in the body. In fact, these are mainly proteins that help the body to grow. We get these proteins from meat, fish, eggs, seeds, vegetables, fruits, milk and its products. During the process of digestion, these proteins get converted into amino acids. These amino acids produce cells and tissues.
The endocrine glands, which secure hormones correctly into the bloodstream, control our body growth. These glands are the thyroid hand and some sex glands. The pituitary gland controls the grower of bones. When a child is born, his thymus glands are very large but it starts shrinking after the age of 13-14 years. The body attains full maturity by the age of 20-22 years and after that the growth stops. The glands responsible for the physics growth become less active after this age. After 40 years of age the body states contracting the drying up of the cartilages in our joints and spinal column.