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Can My 14 Year Old Son Lift Up Heavy Weights Thank You
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 weights and higher reps (i.e. 10 lb. Dumbbell curls, 2 sets 15 reps/set). No maxing out. Someone knowledgeable should spot him for bench and overhead presses. Allow for at least one day of rest between workouts involving the same muscle group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok for my 14-yr-old son to drink whey protein shakes in addition to healthy diet to help build muscle.He does mostly body weight workouts?
Your son needs : Professional mental health care now. Any person who engages in repeated cutting needs mental health assistance. A comprhensive psychological evaluation is needed. The person may need medications to help treat problems like anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder. If the cutting is associated with substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step program involvement or rehabilitation may be indicated. ...Read more
My 14 year old son is overweight for his size he is only 5'1" is there something that can happen to make him grow?
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
Yes and No: So this is normal only in the fact that some individuals have a physiologic tendency to delay their circadian rhythm in adolescence. This sleep disorder is referred to as Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome. It is treatable! I would recommend you consider consulting with a Sleep Specialist in your area who can help get him back on track! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 about the size of their breasts. Each person develops differently. If you are very concerned about the size make sure to have his MD evaluate. http://teenhealth.about.com/od/physicalhealth/f/penissize.htm ...Read more
Is it harmful for my 14 year old son with hypertension to take different medications for it every week for 6 weeks to see which one works best for him?
Hypertension: I hope your son has been evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist and/or pediatric nephrologist to determine the cause of his hypertension. Changing medication weekly is not helpful because some medication take longer than a week to start working. ...Read more
Is it OK to give my 14 year old son HGH supplements from a health store. He is well below the average height for his age.
Don't help: Products that say they support growth are unregulated by the FDA and not required to provide any proof of their claims.As such, they do support growth, since they contain material already in your diet. But they are not required to provide evidence that they take growth to a better level than you would be without it.I consider them a waste of money.U.S. kids have the most expensive pee in the world ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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