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Burns Physiologic Changes
Girl or boy?: For girls, the secondary sexual characteristics change, the hips widen, the breasts develop, hair grows in an adult distribution, hormonal changes initiate ovulation and menstuation and later on the growth plates fuse. The frontal lobe remains in a rather disorganized and immature state leading to a lot of dramatic moods and confusion. Onset of an enhanced libido begins to distract. ...Read more
Signal alteration involving the deep and Periventricular white matter is nonspecific but may represent minimal chronic microangiopathic change. ?
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Regression: Adolescents face at least two complicated developmental hurdles, including 1) following a strong need to establish independence, while still greatly needing their parents' support, and 2) learning to master powerful feelings around identity formation, sexuality, dependency, and intimacy, just to name a few. The rigors of these changes can at times be overwhelming for both adolescents and parents! ...Read more
Skin darkening: Your skin may be naturally light or dark depending on how much melanin your skin produces. Changes in melanin production can be due to a variety of conditions and some medications. Skin darkening can be due to changing hormone levels or medications, but it can also occur from exposure to ionizing radiation (such as the sun) or heavy metals. Radiation therapy can also cause an increase in skin pigm. ...Read more
What are some physiological (non-psychological) causes of exaggerated spinal reflexes (i.E. Exaggerated jerking/flinching in response to light touch)?
Startle vs DTR's: Your description of exaggerated jerking with light touch sounds like someone with very brisk "startle" reflex, as in post traumatic stress disorder. This is a physiological response to hypervigilance, as ptsd encompasses the whole person and his/her body. Hyperactive deep tendon reflexes (dtr's) can result from conditions like cerebral palsy, strokes, inflammatory diseases, and brain injury. ...Read more
Extreme lack of motivation (not depression). Chemical imbalance in brain, hormones, or psychological problem?
Several Possibilitie: Alcohol cause chemical brain imbalance and is a depressant. Certain medications and recreational drugs (marijuana) and depression can result in lack of motivation. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain. Hormones can certainly do it, as well. Get a check up with pcp and ask for referral for a psychological evaluation. That is the best way to get answers of this type. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adolescence: In males--- testosterones rise causing--- deepening of male voice, male hair distribution and muscle hyper trophy and height growth spurt. In females--- it's fsh and lh stimulating activation of ovaries and rise in Estrogens and progesterones. This leads to breast growth, monthly periods and smoother- softer skin. Both males and females also suffer from acne under hormonal influence. ...Read more
I dont understand: I am not sure what you are asking as it does not really make sense. The luteal phase is the second part of the menstrual cycle. It is the consistent part of the cycle. It lasts 14 days if ovulation does not occur. The first part (follicular) phase of the menstrual cycle can vary. The luteal phase does not. ...Read more
Color changes: Yes your areolae and nipples may get darker due to hormonal changes. ...Read more
No imbalance: It's your brain which tells you to masturbate. It should also tell you not 2B too rough with yourself. ...Read more
Burns: I treat many patients with burns. Usually 1st degree burns do no provide lasting injury. They are like sun burns. But second degree burns can provide lasting bodily injury. A great deal depends on the "size" of the burn and the depth of the injury. The skin could have lasting hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation. ...Read more