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Doctor insights on: All About Girls Periods

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Why girls on diet lose period ?

Why girls on diet lose period
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Evolution: The human body will do most important functions first then if no other issues , will be able to perform a non essential function. The body reacts to a sudden loss in wt as a threat . It likes to have some fat in storage incase of a change in enviroment occurs. So while a period is essential to have a baby, its not essential for survival. If the body doesnt have the reserves needed then .... ...Read more

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Getting ready for young girls period ?

Getting ready for young girls period ?

Period: I would explain the changes in puberty that she will go through and show her the items she will need to take care of her periods. ...Read more

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Why do girls have to have periods so young?

Why do girls have to have periods so young?

Menstrual cycle: Girls do seem to be starting menstruation at younger ages, and this is likely attributed to nutrition and hormones in foods. ...Read more

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Is the week after a girls period a safe week?

Is the week after a girls period a safe week?

Maybe: Pregnancy is possible after unprotected sex at any point in a woman's cycle.It is less likely on some days than others, but has occurred on any day. Best to use protection or except the possibility. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a girls periods are early?

What does it mean if a girls periods are early?

Precautious puberty: Depends on the age of the girl and ethnicity. It is not considered early if a girl get periods 9 years or older. African american girls tend to get their periods earlier. It also depends on family history . If family members went through puberty earlier. A girl who gets periods before 9 yrs of age should be evaluated. It can also have an effect on the adult height. ...Read more

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May girls exercise when they r in their periods ?

May girls exercise when they r in their periods ?

Certainly: It's fine to exercise during menstrual periods. Exercise often helps women feel better, improves energy, reduces pain & reduces pms. Athletic performance does not suffer. Some research suggests increased risk of knee injury during menses, but steps can be taken to reduce that risk. See www.Shape.Com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/exercise-and-your-menstrual-cycle-what-your-period-means-your-workout-schedu. ...Read more

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Could girls stop growing when they hit their period?

Not necesarily: Girls will normally add 2.5 inches (5cm) after their first menses. This is the average growth rate for most over a 1 year time frame. ...Read more

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Are girls getting their periods sooner now than in past?

Are girls getting their periods sooner now than in past?

10 to 13: Most girls have begun their periods by age 14. The average now is 11, which is earlier than a generation ago due to better nutrition and earlier sexual development in the usa. The closer one lives to the equator the earlier the start, and vice versa for the girls in countries in the extreme northern hemisphere. ...Read more

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Does girls still grow 2 years after getting their period?

Does girls still grow 2 years after getting their period?

Hard to say: Generally, a girl can expect 2.5 inches of additional linear growth after first menses. Usually this comes in the year following the first cycle. It slows considerably and stops as the hormonal effect regulating menses continues.In theory one could grow slowly for a while longer but not much. ...Read more

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What is the general age by which girls get their periods?

What is the general age by which girls get their periods?

10 to 13: Most girls have begun their periods by age 14. The average now is 11, which is earlier than a generation ago due to better nutrition and earlier sexual development in the usa. The closer one lives to the equator the earlier the start, and vice versa for the girls in countries in the extreme northern hemisphere. ...Read more