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malnutrition in teens

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Extremely: Nutrition is extremely important to teens. Their bodies and brains are still growing! in fact kids gain about 20% of adult height and 50% of adult w ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Unknown: Appendicitis can occur from infancy into the very elderly. I am not aware of any causes for appendicitis. One medical site lists the most common age ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Depends on both degree and kind. Positive health reinforcement with medication secondary.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on type: No cancers are really common in teens. Cancer tends to be more problematic as people age. However, some types of cancers are seen in teens. These i ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Too many to list: Undernutrition - weakness, anemia, bone loss, infections, skin rashes, diarrhea, bleeding, tooth loss, infertitlity, etc. Overnutrition: obesity, dia ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Usually diet : Foods high in sodium or salt, caffeined drinks such as iced tea, coffee, energy drinks.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Growth: IGF-1 is one of the main "growth hormones" and is stimulated by pituitary growth hormone. During adolescence, the levels of IGF-1 are higher than at ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Teen parenthood: The disadvantage of releasing sperm by teens is teen pregnancies. We (the world) do not want teens to become pregnant or become parents, but instead t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
IBS: Can affect people of all ages.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience in Psychiatry
OCD cause: Speculation is that it is a combination of genetic vulnerability and interaction with environment. In young people strep infections might lead to OCD ... Read More

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