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Does dieting at young age cause delayed puberty?

Does dieting at young age cause delayed puberty?

It can: Underweight from dieting, or just underweight, often delays the onset of puberty and slows growth. Weight management in children should really be medically supervised for these reasons and more. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Hypogonadism (Definition)

A failure of the gonads, testes in men and ovaries in ...Read more


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Teen age hormonal imbalance 14 year old male questionable masculine development?

Teen age hormonal imbalance  14 year old male questionable masculine development?

Improbable...: I'm not sure what your question is here, but apparently you think you have "hormonal imbalance" at age 14. Of course you do - that is what is normal in the teen years. Nothing is in the right proportions yet, levels change constantly. That's why you have acne, are moody, have wet dreams, voice cracks. Sounds like you are the most normal teen i've heard from this week! ...Read more

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At what age does testosterone peak in boys?

At what age does testosterone peak in boys?

20s: Testosterone starts spiking in our teens and maxes out in our 20s. Then it begins an inexorable 1% per year drop, typically starting in our 30s. You're not likely to feel anything unless/until you lose a significant amount since the year-to-year decline is so small, unlike women going thru menopause. ...Read more

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What causes precocious puberty in girls?

What causes precocious puberty in girls?

Not sure: Puberty is occurring earlier - we think because girls are heavier. True precocious puberty may be due to many factors. If you have a girl child who is growing breasts or having a menstrual period ahead of her peers see a pediatric endocrinologist now. ...Read more

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What age is average for puberty is teenage boys?

Range: male puberty: Boys can start any time after age 9 years old through about 13-14 years-old. On average, male puberty starts around age 11-12. ...Read more

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Can male fertility decline with age?

Can male fertility decline with age?

Recent evidence, yes: Recent genome and population studies associate paternal age with autism, schizophrenia, and possibly cancer. Mice studies show decreased fertility with middle age and altered sperm genes. An english study showed that men>45 years needed 5x longer to achieve pregnancy with partner. Male age particularly becomes a factor when women are in late 30's. With ivf, pregnancy rates are less for men >50. ...Read more

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How prevalent is low testosterone for men ages 30-50?

How prevalent is low testosterone for men ages 30-50?

Prevalence low Testo: The prevalence of low testosterone at age 30 in men is very low. The prevelance rises to moderate by age 50. Many 50-ish year old men are benefitted by testosterone supplement; only given if lab data confirms the presence of low t. After 50 the prevalence rises gradually through the decades. ...Read more

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At what age does the average male reach puberty?

At what age does the average male reach puberty?

Puberty: Average age for males is about 12years old. Normal range however may be 9 to 14 to start. ...Read more

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How is gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty typically diagnosed?

How is gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty typically diagnosed?

Blood work: Peripheral precocious puberty (gonadotrophin independent) is easily distinguished from central precocious puberty with blood tests. Genetic testing is also available to help determine certain causes. ...Read more

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Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

No: No, they don't stunt height in males. That is unfortunately a falsehood being perpetuated. ...Read more

Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more