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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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Phytoestrogen (Definition)

A phystoestrogen is essentially a near ...Read more