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Doctor insights on: Do Phytoestrogens Have Enough Strength To Change Pubertal Growth In Teens

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Do phytoestrogens have enough strength to change pubertal growth in teens?

Do phytoestrogens have enough strength to change pubertal growth in teens?

We don't know yet: We still don't know the ramifications although based on personal experience, it can aggravate or induce gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) in boys. ...Read more

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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When will most teens hit the pubertal growth spurt?

When will most teens hit the pubertal growth spurt?

Varies: There are "early bloomers" and "late bloomers". Early puberty occurs in middle school and late bloomers hit growth spurt in 9-10th grades. Girls do the bulk of growing the two years before menses and boys will hit growth spurt (on the average) between 12-14 years and can grow until age 20 . I always ask parents when they hit their growth spurt as that provides idea when their children might.. ...Read more

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Why is it that tweens and teens have trouble talking to their parents about their puberty issues?

Why is it that tweens and teens have trouble talking to their parents about their puberty issues?

Uncomfortable: Many adolescents that age simply do not feel comfortable talking about personal/private body issues with their parents. Parents may also be uncomfortable discussing it because of their own issues. Parents are still a good source of information and have the teens/tweens best interest at heart so it is beneficial to start there. Parents can then help with other resources to answer their questions. ...Read more

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Can puberty lead to onset of narcolepsy? Or what other reasons can lead to narcolepsy in teens?

Can puberty lead to onset of narcolepsy? Or what other reasons can lead to narcolepsy in teens?

Rare disease: may be suffering from over sleepiness for a multitude of reasons, if the condition is of concern please seek a neurologist advice, good luck ...Read more

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Might weight loss supplements be harmful to teens or children going through puberty?

Yes: Weight loss supplements are unregulated and can have contaminants, they can have bad interactions, and they can be directly harmful. They often have cardiac side effects. They should be avoided. If a child is obese, consult their pediatrician and perhaps a dietician. ...Read more

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I am 30 with obvious signs of incomplete/delayed puberty. Is it too late to be addressed? Studies have shown clomiphene to be effective for accelerating puberty in teens with dp.

I am 30 with obvious signs of incomplete/delayed puberty.  Is it too late to be addressed?  Studies have shown clomiphene to be effective for accelerating  puberty in teens with dp.

It depends: Upon whether you are just worried about small genitalia or whether you've really had an evaluation for delayed puberty, including bone age x-ray, etc. Why have you waited until age of 30? See an endocrinologist and get the problem properly evaluated and treated if necessary. Don't start making your own diagnosis and or treatment decisions. ...Read more

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Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

Hi will phytoestrogens stunt height growth in males ?

No: No, they don't stunt height in males. That is unfortunately a falsehood being perpetuated. ...Read more

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What is the relative strength of phytoestrogen cream compared to estrogen cream?

What is the relative strength of phytoestrogen cream compared to estrogen cream?

Not close.: While they may offer some benefit to estrogen depravation, they cannot beat the real thing, do not minimize colon cancer, maintain sexual function, and work as well for osteoporosis prevention. ...Read more

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Do isoflavones or phytoestrogens affect male growth plates and bone growth ?

Do isoflavones or phytoestrogens affect male growth plates and bone growth ?

Drugs: Unless your doctor has seen and examined you it is wrong to take isoflavones and/or phytoestrogens! If your doctor sees you and prescribes them I would like to hear from you again. ...Read more

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Can eating foods with phytoestrogens increase teen's breast growth?

Doubt it: There is a lot of disinformation and deception about "phytoestrogens"; it's sad to hear an environmental extremist claim we are being demasculinized by them while eating tofu, which is loaded with them. Breast size is mostly genetic and a young woman's natural hormones will do their work -- they are far stronger than phytoestrogens. ...Read more

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Can alfalfa powder stunt bone growth due to phytoestrogen activity ?

Can alfalfa powder stunt bone growth due to phytoestrogen activity ?

Unlikely: The effect of phytoestrogens on male and female adults and on infants has been extensively studied without any significant adverse effects being conclusively shown. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Possibly: Soy protein is a phytoestrogen and estrogens can thicken the lining of the uterus causing spotting. Though this is more of an issue in menopausal women. At your age, infection is more likely to be the cause of spotting or undiagnosed pregnancy. ...Read more

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What you can tell me, please, about phytoestrogens in soy? Is it good?

Neither good: nor bad, generally of no consequences. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. ...Read more

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Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Little or not at all: The majority of studies show that phytoestrogens have beneficial effects of women. For example, they have been shown to support the prevention of breast cancer in women who have consumed soy most of their life. ...Read more

Phytoestrogen (Definition)

A phystoestrogen is essentially a near ...Read more