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what factors affect physical development in adolescence

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience in Pediatrics
Adolescence: Typically folks talk about adolescence in terms of physical and cognitive (how your brain thinks) development. There are many stages but if someones ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience in Pediatrics
Growth: Not sure if you mean stunts or encourages. Illness and inadequate nutrition will impair growth. Proper nutrition, good sleep and genetics will help g ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Puberty: As adolescence is generally when individuals go through puberty - the physical body changes are a result of changing hormonal environment. The details ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on details: There is no answer to this, because each case of caloric deficit has many important details. The whole story is needed. Technically, a person eating j ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Genetics + environ-: ment, including prenatal environment. The ongoing interaction of an infant, toddler, child or teen with his or her environment, e.g., parents, family. ... Read More
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Prenatal development: Take pre-natal vitamins especially folic acid starting 3 months before conception, avoid alcohol avoid smoking decreases oxygen and fetal growth, to ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
23 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Several levels: Just to name a few basic, key factors: genetic predispositions would be a big one, i.e. Certain characterological traits passed on from parent to chil ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Genetic, epigenetic,: biological & environmental factors interact to determine developmental trajectory. Translational research, the study of how the latter 2 factors t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
22 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Genetics and weight: Most girls have their first period at a age similar the their mothers. Overweight females tend to have an earlier onset of puberty. In most girls havi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Many Things!: Factors we know are associated with mental development in children include nutrition ( breast vs bottle feeding) macronutrient and micronutrient inta ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Predicts age @onset: Heredity can help predict only the possible age of menarche and menopause. There are many environmental factors that can affect this age such as weig ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
About 70% of people : with Down Syndrome have Intellectual Disability in the mild to moderate range, though some have borderline normal IQ's of 70-80 & some have s ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Natural process: Since puberty is a natural process, it doesn't generally cause specific health problems. Moodiness, and if predisposed, certain mental illnesses can ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Child and family: The easy answer is genetics, biology (eg, prematurity, illness) and environment (family and community).Parenting that uses consistent, well-defined ru ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
In many ways: Obesity is due to lousy diet and that interferes with cellular efficiency so she can never each her physical and mental fullness of function.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Many: The adolescent brain has not fully developed. Anyone raising teenagers who are convinced that their parents are the worst and craziest people on eart ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
24 years experience in Family Medicine
You are not alone: Herpes is a common infection and you are not alone. You maybe feeling angry, guilty, frustrated or isolated.There are hotlines you can call and get gr ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Hormones: Important factors are hormonal, genetic and nutritional
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Francis
28 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Yes: Many common conditions are determined by a combination of genes and the additional, potentially interactive, effects of environmental factors. Example ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
I'm not sure: What you mean by safety signals. Please clarify and then we will be able to answer your question.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Anxiety: A lack of safety could certainly play a significant role in developing this disorder. Best.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience in Anesthesiology
Sugar: Has to be high on the list. Lack of activity, sedentary lifestyle & distractions, peer pressure and ready availability of fast foods.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No, but. . .: Environmental factors generally do not play a role in beta thalassemia. However, a patient can be worsened by conditions that typically worsen anemia, ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Increase in genital size, development of pubic and axillary hair, voice change, increase in muscle mass, and growth spurt.
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