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Is it possible to postpone the onset of puberty by eating less?

Is it possible to postpone the onset of puberty by eating less?

Not as desired event: Some girls with clinically serious eating disorders can prevent growth and delay puberty and menses as a package. For example, an 80 lb 9 yo that drops to 60lb may show many health changes, including stopping growth and what may have been proper timing for puberty. It is not going to happen if a kid cuts back a bit and leans out some. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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What symptoms does someone with early onset of puberty have?

What symptoms does someone with early onset of puberty have?

Findings: Generally, girls who develop breast tissue before they're 8 yo and boys with genital enlargement prior to age 9 yo are considered to have early puberty. If pubic hair is the only finding, the adrenal gland may be a source of hormones which is associated with puberty, but not actually puberty. ...Read more

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You think pollution of their bodies is happening with the earlier onset of puberty?

You think pollution of their bodies is happening with the earlier onset of puberty?

EnvironmentalPuberty: Premature onset of puberty is becoming more and more common. The environment plays a huge part in this phenomenon. For example, plastics contain phthalates, which are known as xeno-estrogens. Xeno means foreign. In addition, cows are being injected with bovine Estrogens and bovin growth hormones, which are ingested by kids when they eat beef or drink milk. Pesticides block normal hormones too. ...Read more

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If my child is anorexic will she have delayed onset of puberty?

Anorexia: More than likely if it is not corrected. The body needs a certain mass to proceed through puberty. ...Read more

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My friend has early onset of puberty. How do I avoid getting it?

Not contagious: You can't catch early onset puberty from someone. That said, the most common cause of early onset puberty is unknown. A smaller percentage of kids with early onset puberty have familial tendencies, pituitary and brain abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between autism and early onset of puberty?

Is there any correlation between autism and early onset of puberty?

Autism: Puberty can be thought of as a river being held in check by a dam. Negative or inhibitory impulses hold back puberty from starting early. Any "crack" in the dam can bring on puberty earlier by canceling these inhibitory impulses. Tumors, trauma, seizures, or even neuro chemical imballances may do this. ...Read more

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What dose of testosterone should be used to start the onset of puberty by ribcage expansion and shoulder widening in delayed puberty if testis is 15ml?

What dose of testosterone should be used to start the onset of puberty by ribcage expansion and shoulder widening in delayed puberty if testis is 15ml?

See your doctor: Please see your own doctor -- and/or an endocrinologist -- about your concerns. Trying to manipulate your own body with online or other testosterone could be dangerous to you. ...Read more

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My hair are thinning and I have frontal baldness.I also have irregular periods.The hair loss started on the onset of puberty.Which disease is this?

My hair are thinning and I have frontal baldness.I also have irregular periods.The hair loss started on the onset of puberty.Which disease is this?

PCOS: You should see an endocrinologist or your obgyn for a complete evaluation. It sounds as though you may have pcos. There are medications that can help with all of the symptoms so go get checked out. ...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