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Doctor insights on: Conditioning Workouts For Young Teens

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Why would young children and teens have problems with staying in shape?

Why would young children and teens have problems with staying in shape?

Lack of moving : Kids nowadays spend most of their time sitting in front of electronic gadgets instead of physically playing outdoor. The also consume a lot more unhealthy processed food and drinks. ...Read more

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Where can I find a list of programs for teens who are transitioning to young adulthood?

Where can I find a list of programs for teens who are transitioning to young adulthood?

What are you seeking: Most universities, if you are seeking broadening their experiences as well as their academics, offer summer programs geared to high school students, both here and abroad. Also, nothing clamors adulthood like looking and finding a small job and doing community work. ...Read more

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What are the best ways for young teens to lose weight?

What are the best ways for young teens to lose weight?

Be smart: Eat healthy: Cut out the sodas, sugary juices and sweets Exercise: Get up and move! 30 minutes of consistent activity (enough to increase your heart rate) 3 times per week. MINIMUM. Whether we are losing or gaining weight it is all a balance of calories in vs calories burned. ...Read more

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Can young teens have to care about the fat content on a cereal box?

Can young teens have to care about the fat content on a cereal box?

Yes: The american academy of pediatrics recommend all kids above 2 year-old be on low fat diet. We encourage kids to avoid high fat, high salt and high sugar food/snacks. ...Read more

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Why may ssris "cause suicide in teens, children or young adults"? What about this age cohort makes them different responders to ssris

Why may ssris "cause suicide in teens, children or young adults"? What about this age cohort makes them different responders to ssris

Changing brain: It may be some time before we know. However, the young and adolescent brain is going through dramatic changes in is linkages/interconnections that does not occur after ~ age 25 when the brain reaches maturity. Ssri's at any dose alter neurotransmitters, and its effect on the changing brain is unpredictable even in experienced hands. ...Read more

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Okay, so I am in my younger teens, endometriosis runs in my family. I am worried that I might have it. My pain is very bad and my flow is heavy. ?

Okay, so I am in my younger teens,  endometriosis runs in my family. I am worried that I might have it. My pain is very bad and my flow is heavy. ?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis does have a genetic predisposition. If you haven't seen a gynecologist then it is time to discuss your pain and periods. You might need to be on birth control to control your period flow and something for the pain. ...Read more

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Can young teens get the swine flu?

Can young teens get the swine flu?

Yes: Anyone can et the flu. Eating fresh foods and as much organic as possible help boost the immune system. Exercise, plenty of fluids, and proper sleep can help as well. Cod liver oil and probiotics also can help reduce susceptibility as can vitamin d. There are homeopathic remedies and chinese herbs that can boost the immune system or treat the flu..Find a practitioner in your area. ...Read more

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Is plantar fasciitis common in young adults and teens?

Is plantar fasciitis common in young adults and teens?

Can be: It does not discriminate based on age. Though more common in 30's and up then teens. ...Read more

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What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

Many: Anyone can suffer serious effects from cigarette smoking. Smoking cigarettes can cause lung, mouth and throat cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and make all respiratory problems (asthma, ear infections, bronchitis, sinus infections, emphysema) much worse. Smoking cigarettes can stain your teeth, nails and tongue, causing terrible breath. ...Read more

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What are the signs of premature ovarian failure in teens and young adults? How common is this problem and can it be reversed?

What are the signs of premature ovarian failure in teens and young adults? How common is this problem and can it be reversed?

Very rare: Premature ovarian failure is possible but not a common diagnosis in a teenager. Polycystic ovarian syndrome and other hormonal problems are much more common causes of primary or secondary amenorrhea. A pediatric endocrinologist can clarify this issue for you. ...Read more