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what weight dumbbells should my 14 year old son use

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes, conditionally : It's reasonable to begin weight lifting around the time of puberty. Your son needs qualified instruction and supervision. He should begin with light w ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: Strength training is ok an any age under the guidance of qualified trainers. The growth plates in the long bones are not as strong as ligaments, so li ... Read More

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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Son's developmental status, general health, and maturity are important. Best to use more reps and less weight to define muscle.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Your son needs : Professional mental health care now. Any person who engages in repeated cutting needs mental health assistance. A comprhensive psychological evaluatio ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Physical exam: About 1/2 or more males will have transient gynecomastia as they transition through puberty. This can last 6mo-1yr in most with a few lasting longer. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No , is set by genes: Can not alter , he still have couple of years to catch up , how ever you can help him to loose weight , which is more concerning for his future health ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Common concern: I am asked this question often by my patients during their annual physicals. Males worried about penile size is about as common as females worried abo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is very common for teenagers to reverse their sleep cycles as you describe. It can be frustrating but normal. In fact, some studies have suggested ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Could be many things: Is pain persistent or intermittent? Any pain in other part of his belly, or his body? Any constipation or diarrhea? Any nausea or vomiting? Any relati ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Possibilities: Skin issues often require a direct visual inspection to determine location, distribution, texture, color, etc. Without a better description and or exa ... Read More
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hypertension: I hope your son has been evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist and/or pediatric nephrologist to determine the cause of his hypertension. Changing medi ... Read More
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